San Gimignano

San Gimignano

43°28'25" N


11°01'47" E




about this subregion

Nestled within the heart of Tuscany, the San Gimignano DOC is an appellation that reverberates with history and vinicultural finesse. Named after the medieval town famed for its striking towered skyline, this region beautifully encapsulates the intricate dance between nature and the hand of the winemaker.

The environment of San Gimignano boasts a harmonious blend of moderate climate, adequate rainfall, and the blessings of consistent sunshine. Coupled with its unique soil composition, it provides an idyllic terroir that allows vines to thrive and grapes to express their full character.

As for the varietals, the red spectrum of San Gimignano is dominated by renowned names. Sangiovese, the quintessential Tuscan grape, stands proud alongside international giants such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and the elegant Pinot Nero. These grapes flourish here, creating wines that balance the robust earthiness of Tuscany with the nuances each variety brings.

On the white side, San Gimignano offers a delightful departure from the norm. Malvasia and Trebbiano take the center stage, giving birth to wines that are aromatic, crisp, and tantalizingly refreshing. These varietals, deeply rooted in Italian wine culture, offer a delightful taste of Tuscany's traditional white winemaking.

In conclusion, the San Gimignano DOC stands as a testament to how the perfect environment can shape, define, and elevate the art of winemaking, paying homage to both local traditions and international tastes.


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Vineyard Hectares



2100 - 2300


Discover Terroir

The San Gimignano DOC is located in Tuscany, and covers a hilly area within San Gimignano, northwest of the province of Siena. It starts at 67 meters (219.816 ft) above sea level and ends at 629 meters (2063.64 ft).

The climate of the region is sub-Mediterranean. Summers are hot and dry, while winters are cold. The annual rainfall averages 700 mm.

The region's soils are made up of tuff, yellow and gray clays and sand. They also contain a good amount of clay shales and a concentration of minerals.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Sangiovese, Syrah

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Malvasia, Trebbiano

In the San Gimignano DOC, a tapestry of captivating wines unfurls, each weaving a unique story of the terroir.

The Rosso, an embodiment of tradition, is a captivating blend. With a minimum of 50% Sangiovese at its core, it embraces up to 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Nero, and Syrah, alongside a touch of other authorized non-aromatic red grape varieties. This harmonious marriage results in a wine that's both approachable and complex, showcasing red fruit flavors and a gentle undercurrent of spice.

For those seeking an elevated experience, the Rosso Riserva takes center stage. Crafted with the same meticulous care, it ages gracefully, revealing deeper layers of character. Sangiovese remains the anchor, accompanied by the richness of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Nero, and Syrah. The result is a wine of depth, structure, and potential for further evolution.

The Rosato, a delicate revelation, emerges from a minimum of 50% Sangiovese, joined by the embrace of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Nero, and Syrah. Its delicate pink hue conceals a lively character, inviting with notes of red berries and a refreshing zest.

Venturing into dessert territory, the Vin Santo enchants with its composition. At least 30% Trebbiano Toscano leads, intertwined with the allure of Malvasia del Chianti. Vernaccia imparts its grace, while other authorized white grapes play their role. The result is a luscious elixir, rich with the essence of dried fruits, honeyed sweetness, and an irresistible complexity.

Each wine from the San Gimignano DOC embodies a chapter in the region's narrative, echoing the interplay of soil, climate, and grape varieties. With every sip, you traverse the landscape, history, and craftsmanship that converge to create these enchanting expressions.