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Querceto Vernaccia di San Gimignano
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Querceto Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2017

Tuscany, ItalyI love that Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the first Italian wine to be awarded Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) status in 1966. It was elevated to DOCG in 1993. This estate was taken over by the current family at the beginning of the 20th century. Carlo Fran├žois bought the picturesque property and transformed it from a country residence to an agricultural firm. Today the winery owns around 200 hectares of land, of which 60 are vineyards, 6 are olive groves, and the rest are chestnut groves and oak woods. This is 85% vernaccia, along with other local white grapes sourced from the hillsides of San Gimignano, and aged in stainless. Meyer lemon, musk melon, pear, meadow herbs are cushioned with a mushroomy lees, framed with a steely slickness, and finish with a lingering lemon pith and almond. This medium bodied white wears its regal heritage well.Tasted: 07 September 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 20.00 private wine shops Producer: Castello di QuercetoDistributors: Stile Brands
Grape: Vernaccia di San GimignanoUPC: 8022589000303