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Querceto Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2015

Tuscany, ItalyDid you know that Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the first Italian wine to be awarded Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) status in 1966? If you did, well done wine geek. The wine was elevated to DOCG status in 1993. The wine's history in the Tuscany region is recorded back to the 13th century, though the vernaccia grape fell out of favour in the 20th century. This is 85 percent vernaccia, complemented with other local grapes, and aged entirely in stainless steel. Lemons lead the chorus of citrus, followed by almonds and wild flowers. There's an mushroom earthiness to the fine bed of lees that finishes this medium bodied white with a bitter twist.Tasted: 22 January 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Castello di QuercetoDistributors: Stile Brands
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Grape: Vernaccia di San GimignanoUPC: 8022589000303