Vernaccia, Guarnacha, Granaccia, and Granazza
Vernaccia, Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Almost every region in Italy has a Vernaccia grape but they are all different. Vernaccia is derived from the same root as the word "vernacular"; it simply indicates a local grape. The best known Vernaccia is a white wine grape usually associated with San Gimignano in Tuscany Italy. It produces a crisp wine with good acidity, citrus fruit and sometimes butterscotch overtones and tannins on the finish.
Classic Brands and Sources:
Le Calcinaie, Casale-Falchini, Vincenzo Cesani, Attilio Contoni, La Lastra, Melini, Montenidioli, Giovanni Panizzi, Il Paradiso, Pietrafitta, La Rampa di Fugnano, Casa alle Vacche, Vagnoni
light to medium
low to slight
Wine and food pairing guidelines:
pairs well with more savory, herbal dishes, and vegetables
Foods and Entrees that usually pair:
fish fried, grilled or poached, pasta that is non-tomato based (cream, butter, cheese), prosciutto, risotto, artichokes, asparagus, beans and other vegetables with herbs, salads with oil dominant dressings
Boursin (herbed or pepper), goat cheese (aged) , Pecorino, Fontina
Vernaccia at Wikipedia
Vernaccia di San Gimignano
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