San Gimignano is known for many things, but is famous for at least two: its soaring brick towers that look out on the Tuscan countryside, and the white grape variety known as Vernaccia. The rich history of the grape in Italy no doubt contributed to the Vernaccia di San Gimignano being the first grape variety in Italy to gain DOC status after the system was established in 1963. These days Cesani is in the firm hands Leticia, and the wine is made with the assistance of oenologist Paolo Caciorgna. The grapes for their wines come from Cesani's sloping vineyards that sit higher than nearly everyone else's land in the area. The wine is clean, exuberant and displays great precision and freshness.

Cesani - Vernaccia di San Gimignano

£14.50Price