This Vernaccia is bright, crisply dry, with a light aroma of ripe fruit, and very distinguished. Excellent as an aperitif, with antipasti, seafood, or shellfish. Serve chilled.
The Falchini's seventy-five-acre estate is spread around the historic Tuscan town of San Gimignano, famous for its array of medieval towers and for the local wine to which its name is attached. The Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a dry white wine, full of history. Falchini discovered references to the vernaccia in the Duty Ordinances of San Gimignano of 1487; in the XVI Century Sante Lancerio, famous cellarman, stated that the vernaccia was the favorite wine of Pope Paolo III. in 1643 Michelangelo Buonarotti Junior wrote about Vernaccia in his poem Aione: "That kisses, licks, bites, and stings."