Panizzi

Located in the picturesque medieval town of San Gimignano in Tuscany, Panizzi winery produce quality-driven, organic certified, Vernaccia di San Gimignano wines of typicity and excellent value. Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a historically important Italian DOC, Italy’s first DOC in fact, and home to Tuscany's leading white wines. Typically dry, fresh, crisp, and mineral, with a slightly bitter after note, these wines are predominantly made from Vernaccia, but also permit small portions of other white varietals to be included in the blend.


Established in 1989 Panizzi work with 60 hectares of vines spread across four vineyard sites in the San Gimignano area; Lazzaretto, Santa Margherita, Montagnana, and Larniano. Born from research undertaken by Giovanni Panizzi, into Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the terroir, ageing techniques and sustainable agriculture, the company is run today by Simone Niccolai, who continues Giovanni’s legacy and research. Sustainability is a principal focus for Panizzi. No pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers are used during the production of their wines, from the 2020 vintage onwards they are certified organic, though they have farmed using organic practices for many years, they also do as much as possible by hand to limit the use of machinery and their environmental impact. All their wines are vegan and vegetarian friendly.


Driven by identity, typicity, and quality, these wines show real focus, terroir expression, and varietal purity. The entry-level Vernaccia di San Gimignano is made from a blend of grapes from across all four vineyards, a fresh, easy-drinking style, offering fabulous value. The Vernaccia di San Gimignano Santa Margherita is from one of the very few cru vineyards in San Gimignano, a fantastic wine showing how very distinct each vineyard plot really can be. And lastly, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva is a complex and concentrated wine, which elegantly demonstrates how well these wines transform with age.

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(Vernaccia di San Gimignano Vigna Santa Margherita 2018) "This is another benchmark wine from San Gimignano that shows a fresh and zesty personality now but also the textural weight to continue its bottle evolution for five years or longer. Pretty mineral notes of brimstone and gravel appear on the close. The first vintage made was 2003, and today 16,000 are produced annually. This is terrific value." 92+ points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (November 2020)