San Gimignano winery: Vernaccia
One more reason to visit San Gimignano winery is given by Vernaccia. Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a white wine, produced only in the San Gimignano vineyards. This wine has its roots in very distant times, around 1200 AD. At the end of the thirteenth century Vernaccia was already a fine wine, present on the best tables of the nobles of the time. Dante Alighieri himself in his Divina Commedia, wandering among the gluttons of Purgatory, meets Pope Martino IV guilty of having been won too often by the desire of Vernaccia (Purg. XXIV, 19-24)
A lucid judgment comes to our days through “On the nature of wines and the Travels of Paulo III“, in which we read that the Pope’s personal bottler, in the order letter of 80 flasks to the Municipality of San Gimignano, regretted his insufficient production: “… it is a perfect drink for gentlemen and it is a great pity that this place does not make much of it …”
In 1468 Vernaccia went to cheer the guests at the Medici-Rucellai wedding banquet, then Lorenzo il Magnifico‘s meals documented by the continuous written requests he made to the Municipality of San Gimignano. Choose from the San Gimignano winery wine tasting offers and book online directly with the owners of the San Gimignano wineries.