"Rialto"
Vernaccia di San Gimignano
DOCG
2018

Cappella di Sant'Andrea

The Cappella di Sant’Andrea farm was bought by Giovanni Leoncini in the 1950s. The cellar was built in the 1990s. In those years the ancient sharecropping system was dying out and farms were being sold or transformed into farms. It was when Giovanni and his daughter Antonella decided to implement the production and build a new cellar.

Today his niece Flavia and her husband Francesco manage the farm with love and wisdom. Together they made the decision to convert the production to organic farming and even reintroduced farm animals, thus stimulating the vitality of the land thanks to closed-cycle fertilization. The farm in some respects seems to have gone back in time to when it was simply a sharecropping farm.

Cappella di Sant’Andrea's Vernaccia's are today among the most popular in the area, precisely because the company has been able to combine a certain innovation with respect for tradition.

 

Total area planted with vines: 7,5 hectares

Average annual production of the winery: 40.000 bottles

Grapes owned by the winery: 100%

34.50 €

incl. VAT

Grape varieties: Vernaccia 100%

Soil: clayish and sandy with abundant stones and marine fossils

Growing system: spurred cordon and guyot

Fertilizers: compost, organic manure and cover crops

Plant protection products: sulphur and copper

Weed control: mechanical

Yeasts: selected indigenous, pied de cuve

Certification: organic

Vinification: 12 months on its lees in stainless steel vats

Refinement: a few months in oak barrels

Colour: deep yellow

Nose: fruity notes with notes of pear and peach

Palate: fresh, elegant and complex with citrus and flint notes

Alcohol content: 13,5%

Ideal serving temperature: 8 - 10 °C / 46 - 50 °F

Matching: seafood, cheeses, vegetarian courses, white meat, boiled red meat

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