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Vernaccia (Italy)

Vernaccia is produced around San Gimignano in Toscana.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Lime
Lime
Grapefruit
Grapefruit

Apple
Apple
Almonds
Almonds
Saline
Saline

Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, and Apple are typical Vernaccia flavors , with a slightly bitter Almond finish

Profile

Vernaccia is fresh and zesty:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITMedium - Low
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing

Vernaccia is a very good Aperitif.


Aperitif
Aperitif
Salad
Salads
Vegetables
Vegetables
Asparagus
Asparagus

Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Fish
Fish
Crab
Seafood
Shrimps
Shrimps

Pasta
Pasta
Risotto
Risotto
Egg Dishes
Egg Dishes
Cheese
Cheese

Fresh and zesty Vernaccia pairs well with Vegetables, Fish, and simple Pasta.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Tuscan Mediterranean Food.
Olive Oil. Vegetables. Asparagus.
Pasta. Pasta Salad. White Sauce.
Risotto. Shellfish Risotto.
Soup. Vegetable Soup. Fish Soup.
Seafood. Oysters. Clams. Shrimps.
Fried Seafood. Grilled Fish.
Eggs Dishes. Crépes. Soufflèes.

Cheese Pairing:
Fresh Cheeses. Mozzarella. Feta. Ricotta. Chèvre.
Medium-Mature Cheeses. Pecorino. Brie. Cheese Fondue.

Italian Specialities:
Paella di Pesce (Seafood Paella).
Veal Tartare. Fish Carpaccio.
Ribollita (Bread and Vegetable Soup).

If You Like Vernaccia

You Will Also Like:

Bordeaux Blanc (France)
Friulano (Italy)
Grüner Veltliner (Austria)
Lugana (Italy)
Pecorino (Italy)
Pouilly-Fumé (France)
Rioja White (Spain)
Rueda White (Spain)
Sancerre (France)
Sauvignon Blanc (France)
Torrontés (Argentina)
Verdejo (Spain)
Vernaccia (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

Toscana (Tuscany)

Toscana is famous for the city of Firenze, and red wines made from Sangiovese.

Toscana

Toscana is most famous for the majestetic city of Firenze.

On the wine side, the region is best known for the Sangiovese based red wines:

  • Chianti Classico
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

A copy of the Bordeaux Blend, named Super Tuscan, is also popular all over the world.

Vermentino is the best known white wine from the coastline, and Vernaccia is an internationally recognised white wine from the medieval town of San Gimignano.

On the sweet side, Vin Santo ("Holy Wine") is the national drink in Tuscany.

Toscana has 11 DOCGs:

Sangiovese:

Chianti DOCG (70% Sangiovese)
Chianti Classico DOCG (80% Sangiovese)
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG (100% Sangiovese)
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG (70% Sangiovese)
Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG (90% Sangiovese)
Morellino di Scansano DOCG (85% Sangiovese)

Super Tuscan:

Carmignano DOCG (Sangiovese, Cab Sauvignon/Franc, Merlot)
Suvereto Rosso DOCG (Cab Sauvignon, Merlot)
Val di Cornia Rosso DOCG (Sangiovese, Cab Sauvignon, Merlot)

White:

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG (85% Vernatcha)

Passito:

Elba Aleatico Passito DOCG (100% Aleatico)

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