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Anteprima Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2017

Anteprima Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2017
Sunday 12th and Wednesday 15th February
De Grada Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
San Gimignano
On Sunday the 12th and Wednesday the 15th of February, the producers of San Gimignano will be presenting the new vintages of Vernaccia di San Gimignano in the rooms of the De Grada Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: a unique opportunity to discover the products of the last harvest, 2016, the 2015 Reserve and the previous vintages which have not yet been released onto the market.
Thirty-eight winemakers will be presenting the “preview” of over seventy labels of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, while over 100 previous vintages will be served by the producers at their tasting tables to provide a full representation: a full immersion in Italy’s oldest autochthonous white wine, inimitable and characterised by a strong identity, the first wine to be assigned DOC status in 1966. By tasting the wine, visitors can discover and appreciate the sensorial qualities of the young products and those of the wines which have been aged for longer in the cellar and bottle, a variety which makes Vernaccia di San Gimignano a wine that can be paired from the beginning to the end of a meal, with an endless range of dishes.
2016 wasn’t a normal vintage for Vernaccia di San Gimignano; it was the fiftieth anniversary of the appellation, the fifty-first vintage of Vernaccia di San Gimignano docg, for this wine with over 850 years of history.
It was a vintage worthy of the occasion. Healthy grapes, thanks to the dry, ventilated weather that characterised the summer, produced balanced wines perfectly “in line” with the sensorial characteristics of the variety.
On Sunday, the event is open to the public, trade and international buyers, while, on Wednesday 15th, the doors will be opened only to the Italian and international press, with the additional preparation of a technical tasting room with sommelier service.
Programme
Sunday, 12th February
2.00 – 7.00 p.m.: Anteprima Vernaccia di San Gimignano – De Grada Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Via Folgore 11, San Gimignano. Tasting of Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2016 and Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva 2015 (and previous vintages) at the tasting tables with the producers.
Wednesday, 15th February
9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.: Anteprima Vernaccia di San Gimignano – De Grada Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Via Folgore 11, San Gimignano. Tasting of Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2016 and Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva 2015 (and previous vintages) at the tasting tables with the producers and in the room reserved for the press with sommelier service.
10.30 a.m.: 'San Gimignano incontra La Clape; la Vernaccia incontra il Bourboulenc' (San Gimignano meets La Clape; Vernaccia meets Bourboulenc). Tasting led by Rosemary George. Sala Dante at Palazzo Comunale, Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano. Reserved for accredited journalists.