Monday, May 3, 2010

Vernaccia di San Gimignano

"It kisses, licks, bites, thrusts and stings" says Michelangelo

Dante banished Pop Martin IV to purgatory because of it
Boccaccio fantasized about flowing streams of cool Vernaccia
Pope Paul III reputedly bathed in it
Santa Caterina of Siena used it as a medicine.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the first DOC wine, first white wine to get DOCG status.

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