Cesani

San Gimignano is one of Italy’s best preserved medieval towns and renowned for a variety of reasons - from its many soaring towers to the white grape variety known as Vernaccia di San Gimignano. The grape’s rich history undeniably contributed to Vernaccia di San Gimignano being the first grape variety to gain DOC status in 1966. 3 years after the system was established, in 1963; therefore, it gaining the status before illustrious names like Barolo and Brunello. Vernaccia has always been regionally famous, and there are references to a local vernaccia wine dating back to the Middle Ages.


Cesani is in the safe hands of Letizia Cesani, and the wine is made with the assistance of oenologist Paolo Caciorgna, “… one of Italy’s least known but very best winemakers” (Ian D’Agata, Anteprima Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2008). The vines sit on Cesani's sloping vineyards that is higher than nearly everyone else's land in the area. With a relatively cool microclimate, these wines have bright acidity and are fresh with crisp aromas and flavours. More importantly, Cesani’s vineyards are located in the sub-area of Pancole, which characteristically yields the most intensely flavorful Vernaccia di San Gimignano of all the subsections.


All of Cesani’s Vernaccia wines are mineral and clean, displaying great precision and freshness. Even the barrel fermented Sanice selection is complex and ripe without losing any of the signature minerality and freshness central to the Cesani style.

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(Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2016) "This wine's yellow spring flower, citrus and ripe orchard fruit aromas carry over to the tangy palate, along with a juicy hint of tangerine. A pleasantly bitter almond note signals the close." 88 points,  Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (July 2018)