DOCG area for white wine in the Italian region of Tuscany. The zone includes the good hilly areas not exceeding 500 metres above sea level in the municipality of San Gimignano in the province of Siena. The wine was already mentioned in documents in 1276. It was the favourite wine of the famous painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), of whom the following saying is vouched for in writing from 1543: "He kisses, caresses, bites and throws! San Gimignano is also called the "city of towers", most of which date back to the 12th century. Since 1990 the historic centre of the town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.