White grape variety: Vernaccia
This crisp white wine made from the Vernaccia grapes is produced in San Gimignano and was the first Italian wine to attain DOC status in 1966. It was then awarded DOCG status in 1993.
The soil in which the grapes are cultivated is composed of many fossils and minerals which give it a somewhat bitter taste.
It pairs well with calamari grigliati (grilled calamari) and chicken scallopini.