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Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara
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White wine 2019 Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG "Selvabianca", Tuscany, Italy

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: Up to 15.00 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel
Variety: Vernaccia
Registration number: #Col-L911

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Last reviewed: 13 January, 2021

DOCG area for white wine in the Italian region of Tuscany. The zone covers 650 hectares of vineyards with the good hillside sites not above 500 meters above sea level in the municipality of San Gimignano in the province of Siena. The wine was mentioned in documents as early as 1276. It was the favourite wine of the famous painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), of whom the following saying from 1543 is attested in writing: "It kisses, flatters, bites and throws! San Gimignano is also known as the "city of towers", most of which date back to the 12th century. Of the 72 family towers that once existed in San Gimignano, 15 still exist today,...

The region with the capital Florence is located in the centre of Italy on the Ligurian coast; the third largest Italian island Elba is also included. It borders Liguria and Emilia-Romagna to the north, Marche and Umbria to the east and Lazio to the south. Besides Piedmont, Tuscany is probably the most famous Italian wine-growing region and also one of the most beautiful areas of the country in terms of landscape. Long before the Romans, the Etruscans cultivated wine here, making it one of the oldest wine-growing regions in Europe. In ancient times, the area formed the land of...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, the beginnings go back at least to before 1,000 BC. It was at this time that the Etruscans appeared in central Italy, settling areas in the four regions of today's Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origins of Italian wine culture lie above all in the Greek colonisation, which brought Greek wine culture to the peninsula, beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the ideal land for...

The Italian term is derived from the Latin word "vernaculus" (like the German "Vernatsch"; see under Schiava) and means "native" or "from here" or autochthonous. According to a second theory, the name is derived from "verrum" (boar = wild boar), because in the Middle Ages these animals often invaded the vineyards and feasted on the grapes. And according to a third theory, the commune of Vernazza in the Cinque Terre area of Liguria is called Vernazza, but there is no evidence of this. In any case (as in the case of Lambrusco, Malvasia, Muscatel and Trebbiano) it is not a...

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