Vernacci di Sam Gimignano of Tenuta Le Calcinaie has a perfume: intense, fine, with fruity scents with green apple and white flowers in evidence. In the mouth it is a fresh, fragrant, mineral, intense, captivating wine.
Tenuta Le Calcinaie is a small and well-kept company just three kilometers from the city of San Gimignano (in the province of Siena). The estate takes its name from the composition of the soil of this area: in fact layers of limestone (calcina), originating from marine deposits of the Pliocene era, are located half a meter deep.
Simone Santini, a passionate winemaker, is the owner: he planted his first hectare with Vernaccia vines, the “Vigna ai Sassi” vineyard, in 1986 and 1989 planted 7000 square meters of Sangiovese. Teodoro’s 1993 vintage, 100% Sangiovese, was the first wine he produced (only one barrique was bottled), the 1995 vintage was the first Vernaccia di San Gimignano produced. The total extension of the vineyard is now 12 hectares and the average production is 70,000 bottles per year. Since 1995 the company has followed the organic protocol in full, the wines and all company products are certified organic according to the EU and NOP regulations.