Best 20 Vernaccia di San Gimignano wines

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Which Vernaccia di San Gimignano to buy? Discover our list with photos, description and tasting of the 20 best Vernaccia di San Gimignano value for money. From the most famous Vernaccia di San Gimignano to the lesser known ones from the best wineries.

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Vernaccia di San Gimignano’s History

Vernaccia di San Gimignano is considered among the best white wines in Tuscany and is a wine that boasts a long history documented since 1000 AD: just think that it is also mentioned by Dante, Boccaccio and Cecco Angiolieri, Francesco Redi and was requested in abundance by Doctors to cheer up their banquets and weddings. The first wineries that contributed to writing the history of Vernaccia di San Gimignano were the Bardi and Guicciardini in the Fattoria di Cusona in Pietrafitta and the Useppi in Montauto and the Acciaioli.

The history of Vernaccia di San Gimignano has its rebirth in the 1960s and became the first Italian wine to boast the prestigious DOC appellation in 1966, subsequently DOCG thanks to the impulse of the Vernaccia di San Gimignano Wine Consortium. The denomination has wanted since the beginning to stand out among the best for quality in the Italian panorama: low yields and great attention to biodiversity, in fact San Gimignano is historically one of the Italian denominations with the highest number of organic wineries.

Families, companies and wineries, both historical and more recent, have become accomplices of this success and have now become a point of reference for the production of the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano’s typologies

Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a DOCG wine produced on an area of ​​800 hectares in the Pliocene hills of San Gimignano, a Tuscan municipality located between the provinces of Siena, Pisa and Florence.

The Vernaccia di San Gimignano specification provides for it to be produced from the Vernaccia di San Gimignano grape (85% minimum), to which percentages of other authorized non-aromatic white grape varieties can be added.

Which Vernaccia di San Gimignano to choose? Vernaccia di San Gimignano, according to the degree of complexity and evolution of the wine, is divided into three types:

Vintage Vernaccia:

The first to be marketed, fresh, fragrant, immediate and drinkable, very versatile on a gastronomic level.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Reserve:

With prolonged refinement and greater structure, extremely long-lasting and capable of maturing complex perfumes of great finesse, often accompanied by the suggestive so-called notes of hydrocarbons and by the savory and mineral sip.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Cru:

The pride of the cellars, produced from the best grapes from individual vineyards particularly suited and suitable for aging.

Best Vernaccia di San Gimignano value for money

So let’s see together a list of the 20 best Vernaccia di San Gimignano and discover their characteristics with our tasting so that everyone can find the best expression of Vernaccia di San Gimignano suitable for their tastes.


Cesani – Vernaccia San Gimignano ‘Sanice’ Riserva 2016

Description: It opens on hints of broom, exotic yellow-fleshed fruits, aromatic herbs and hints of salt. The sip is voluminous, with a grainy iodized saline presence.
Organic wine, it matures sur lies for about a year in stainless steel tanks and ages for 1 year and a half in the bottle.

One of the best and most sincere interpretations of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, great identity and territorial character. A wine that tells us without compromise the great eloquence of the Pancole terroir, among the most suitable in the San Gimignano area.

Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano: 18 €

Panizzi – Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva 2015

Description: Nose rich in facets, including citrusy orange blossom, balsamic and vanilla notes. In the mouth fresh and vigorous, with a pleasantly savory finish. Maturation and aging in barrique for 12 months.

Among the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano for evolutionary potential: very complex and seductive olfactory picture, balance and flavor structure. The very clear fruit stands out embellished with masterfully integrated tertiary notes.

Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano: 22 €

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva – La Lastra 2017

Description: It opens fragrantly on tropical fruit, orange peel, embellished with Dijon mustard, vanilla and brackish. The sip envelops pressing, with a marked acidity and a well-hatched live iodized vein.
Refine in first and second passage barriques and then in steel.

One of the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano in terms of taste and smell: great intelligibility of the fruit, expressive, imaginative and with excellent aging potential.

Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano: 20 €

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva ‘L’ Albereta’ – Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara 2016

Description: Suggests notes of yellow fruit, citrus notes, sage, woody notes and wet stone. Penetrating acidity on the palate supported by an immersive flavor. Intense and persistent finish. Organic wine, fermentation with native yeasts in oak barrels.

Among the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano for its expansive presence on the palate, excellent persistence in which the varietal character of the fruit embellished with delicate woody notes echoes penetrating and protagonist.

Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano: 23€

Vernaccia di San Gimignano ‘Fiore’ Montenidoli 2018

Description: Olfacts played initially on notes of hawthorn and acacia, enhanced by more enigmatic hydrocarbons. The mouth is wide and lively and supported by a pleasant mineral trail with a slightly almondy finish. Organic wine, spontaneous fermentation in steel containers in which maturation and aging on fine lees for several months follow,

One of the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano for olfactory, refined, long-limbed and sincere versatility, great presence on the palate. Excellent value for money.

Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano: 18 €

Vernaccia Di San Gimignano Riserva Ori  – Il Palagione 2018

Description: It opens delicate with complex notes of acacia, dried fruit, then continuing with nuances reminiscent of mustard and hydrocarbons. The palate confirms the sense of smell: the sip is enveloping and easy-going synergistically tied with a sapid iodine structure. Organic wine, vinification in steel on the lees for at least 6 months and aging in small French oak barrels

Refinement at least 120 days in bottle before marketing

Fully fledged among the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano for nuances and lysergic aromatic complexity, the sip is passionate and intense. Good value for money

Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano: 17 €

Cappella Sant’Andrea Vernaccia di San Gimignano Rialto 2016

Description: The nose alternates floral aromas, notes of orange blossom, chalky and vanilla. The sip is dense and harmonious with a gritty acidity of the nerve and an intriguing minerality. Organic wine, Fermentation is spontaneous, aging for 6 months on fine lees.

A wine with a vertical nose and a whimsical and incisive sip, among the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the note alternating iodine sapidity and acidity creates a very convincing dialectic. Good value for money.

Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano: 16 €

Vernaccia di San Gimignano “Assola” 2017- Tenuta Montagnani 

The nose reveals sharp notes of broom, orange blossom, pink grapefruit and suggestions of sea breeze. On the palate it is wide and engaging, with a beautiful iodine vein and citrus hints always present.

Deservedly among the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano: pulpy and inviting, coming from an emerging cellar that we will surely hear about. Drande fluidity and scents of unusual finesse.

 Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano:  15€

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva 2017 – San Benedetto 

Description: The nose is broad and penetrating, with notes of lemon zest and ripe yellow pulp fruits, vanilla and mustard and chalky suggestions. Tasting is balanced, whole and fresh. It ferments at controlled temperature in 7oo-liter tonneaux, where it ages on its lees for a further 18 months.

A vibrant interpretation of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, of great eloquence on the nose, which is only a prelude to the volume of the palate. Among the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano for freshness and drinkability.

Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano: 18 €

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva “Le Mandorle” 2016 – Poggio Alloro

Layered, honeyed and spicy nose, embellished with elegant notes of white flowers, vegetal suggestions reminiscent of dried thyme and green tea leaves, hints of yellow peach, melon and bitter almonds. In the mouth it explodes fresh and vibrant, supported by a beautiful saline presence that enters into synergy with the long and persistent finish.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano powerful and olfactory complex in which the power of the terroir is released on the palate, among the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano for character, and elegance:

 Indicative price:  14€

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva  2017 – Guicciardini Strozzi 

Description: Reveals fresh and fruity pineapple and orange blossom flowers to combine with notes of acacia and echoes of wet rock salt. The sip is clear and flowing, well balanced between freshness and flavor. It ages for a few months in French oak barriques and then completes the maturation remaining in the bottle for over a year.

A tasty and affable wine, among the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano for fragrance, immediacy and fluidity. Good value for money.

Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano: 13 €

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva –  Palagetto 2016

Description: A layered nose that ranges from white flowers, acacia and vanilla. On the palate it is harmonious and enveloping. Refine 18 months in wood and minimum 6 months in bottle.

One of the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano for freshness and drinkability, with a delicate and fine nose and a soft and engaging palate. Great shelf life.

Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano: 18 €

Vernaccia San Gimignano Riserva “Antalis” 2016 – Mormoraia

It opens captivatingly on exotic and floral notes, with decisive citrus hints and hints of mango and apricot that extend towards sweet woody notes. In the mouth it is soft and balanced, with a good acid thorn that leaves room for a persistent and almondy finish.

Vinified in small French oak barrels, it is a Vernaccia di San Gimignano with a multifaceted and suggestive nose and which boasts great drinkability and smoothness on the palate. Deservedly among the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano: 17 €

Vernaccia di San Gimignano “Tropie” 2018 – Il Lebbio

The nose is clear and fragrant, with characteristic varietal notes of exotic fruit with yellow flesh, acacia and sweet almonds. In the mouth it is dry and harmonious, with a good structure and with a salty sip that makes you want to drink it.

Among the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano: fresh and vibrant, with a pleasant iodized finish and excellent aging potential.

 Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano: 12 €

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva “Vigna ai Sassi” 2016 – Tenuta Le Calcinaie

Fresh and fragrant olfactory fan, with balsamic and citric notes that blend with hints of honey, melon and orange blossom. In the mouth it is long, brackish and balanced, with a persistent finish that confirms the sense of smell. A biological reserve that does not make wood, an elegant synthesis of the varietal expression of the grape.

Certainly among the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano for its excellent drink and the impeccable quality-price ratio.

Indicative price: 13 €

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva “Aurea” 2016 – Cantine Guidi

Yellow peach and grapefruit blend with floral and dried fruit notes. On the palate it flows lively and saline, with a delicate rocky and almondy finish. One of the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano: rich and pleasant, animated by marine and floral suggestions.

 Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano: 16 €

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva “Benedetta” 2017 – Fattoria San Donato

Olfactory texture characterized by notes of yellow flowers, acacia and apricot, with aromatic reverberations of white pepper, barley candy and sweet spices. In the mouth it is dense and rhythmic, with a very pleasant brackish blade.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano organic, beautiful and pressing, with a large, clean and mineral sip. Among the best for the quality-price ratio.

 Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano: 13 €

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva “Isabella” 2017 – San Quirico

Brackish and elegant bouquet with delicate hints of wildflowers, apricot, hazelnut and flint. The mouth is wide and dry, made lively by an acidity of strength that enhances its soft and fragrant finish.

Full title among the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano for intensity on the palate and delicate olfactory expression. Interesting in balancing smoothness and structure.

 Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano:   14€

Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2019 – Fattoria di Fugnano

The nose reveals delicate varietal notes of yellow-fleshed fruit, orange blossom and acacia honey. On the palate it is medium-bodied, with a nice acid blade and a slightly bitter and almondy finish.

Among the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano for immediacy and fragrance.

 Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano:  9€

Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2018 – Castello di Montauto

Delicate notes of jasmine and wild flowers mix with intense suggestions of yellow peach and plum. The sip explodes soft and full, supported by a well integrated sapid vein that leaves the mouth fresh and fruity.

Deservedly among the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano for taste and fleshiness. Interesting value for money.

 Indicative price Vernaccia di San Gimignano:  10€

What is the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano?

What is the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano value for money? Choosing is an arduous undertaking, which however inevitably is subject to the limits of a subjective opinion, which as such, by definition, is deficient and arbitrary. We have compiled our list of the best interpretations of Vernaccia di San Gimignano and the best wineries according to our evaluations. However, it remains essential to underline that the best Vernaccia di San Gimignano is the one that is capable of moving us, also by binding itself to contingent situations and unrepeatable and intimate moments of our life. Therefore, we invite you to discover all the wineries that produce Vernaccia di San Gimignano in their uniqueness, so that you can independently find and choose the wine that can be counted for you among your best Vernaccia di San Gimignano