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Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a typical grape of Tuscany that boasts a centuries-old and fascinating history. Its first appearance dates back to the late thirteenth century in the cellars of Kings, popes, and wealthy merchants. Its name probably derives from Vernazza, a town in Cinque Terre, Liguria. The wine produced with this particular type of grape is so popular that it is now grown and imported in many Italian regions. However, it finds its highest expression in San Gimignano, Tuscany, thanks to a perfectly suited to its characteristics territory .
Dante Alighieri himself mentions Vernaccia in the Divine Comedy as a wine that is “greedy by definition.”
In 1966 Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the first Italian wine to receive the mark of Denomination of Controlled Origin (DOC), and subsequently in 1993, the Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin (DOCG) status.
Podere La Marronaia rises over the hills of San Gimignano, and here we produce our wines exclusively from grapes that come from ICEA-certified organic agriculture, handpicked during the first weeks of September, when they reach full maturity.
A real highlight of the Tuscan wine tradition.