Azienda San Quirico San Gimignano

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Our Winery San Quirico in San Gimignano is runned by Vecchione family from 4 generations (since 1860). We produce about 750 Hl of Tuscan and San Gimignano quality red and withe wines and an excellent and finest quality of Extravirgin Olive Oil in organic farm. The quality of our land, well exposed on a panoramic hill at a perfect altitude ranging from 200 to 300 m on sea level is optimal for the cultivation of vines. Currently our vineyards are extended for 14.50 hectares of which 7.25 Ha are cultivated for the production of Vernaccia di San Gimignano main white grapes and 7.25 Ha for San Giovese nain red grape of our Chianti Colli Senesi and San Gimignano DOC. Here are our main autochthonous vines and other small varieties cultivated in our lands: For White Wines: mainly Vernaccia di San Gimignano grapes, original grape of San gimignano and a small variety of Trebbiano and Malvasia. For Red Wines: mainly Sangiovese grapes and a small part of Merlot and Syrah In 2004 our Farm obtained the Organcal Certification through the QC control body srl. The processing methods used, in line with the EC Regulation 834/07, provide for organic BIO certified fertilization and the use of copper and sulfur for the Phytosanitary fight, without any use of synthetic chemicals. Since 2012 also the vinification method is certified organic. On 3 March 1966 VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO was the wine into receive the mark of gruarantee – DOC – and on 9 July 1993 the mark of guarantee and control – DOCG. Among the most prestigious Italian whites, this wine is produced exclusively in the District of San Gimignano (SI). No other wine has the golden transparency, the dry taste, but in same time fresh, the delicate and fine perfume of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, nor is any other wine more deserving of the most sincere and enthusiastic praise of artist and poets. Dante Alighieri himself wandering between purgatory gourmands sees pointing to an old man Forese Donati (Pope Martin IV) who was paying bitterly refined taste of eel with Vernaccia. Vernaccia di San Gimignano has a soft yellow colour ( tending to gold when aged). It has a fine and penetrating notes(scent), dry taste, it is harmonic with a characteristic slightly bitter aftertaste of almond. Suggested for hors-d’oeuvres, for all fish and shell fish dishes and by many people appreciated as an aperitif.. Vernaccia di San Gimignano may also have the tipology “RISERVA” which comes from the choice of the harvest and from a minimum ageing of 24 months. The “CHIANTI COLLI SIENESI” from San Quirico is a traditional Chianti composed by 100% Sangiovese. The color is ruby, with a vinous taste moderately tannic, very suitable for ageing. Here with we list our main labels, all wines produced exclusively with our own grapes grown in our vineyards in San Gimignano: - Vernaccia di S. Gimignano Traditional Docg - Vernaccia di S. Gimignano Riserva - "Isabella" (100% Selection of Vernaccia Grapes, matured in barrels for about 24 months) - Chianti Colli Senesi Docg (100% Sangiovese Selection) - San Gimignano Rosso Doc - Botticello" (Sangiovese Selection 70% + 30% Merlot and Syrah, aging in oak barrels for about 2 years, bottle aging for a minimum of 18 months) - Vinsanto San Gimignano Doc (fermentation in barrels and caratelli of 100 liters for 4 years, aging in bottle for at least 18 months) -We also produce an excellent Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from a very high quality and limited production (acidity 0.1% only first pressing, cold pressing method) Since 1974 the company has started marketing bottled wine, establishing itself in the best national and international markets. Our company philosophy is to continue to focus on the production of quality wines, to make them known throughout export in all the world, also thanks to wine tastings directly in the winery, where our goal is to involve our clients and let them live an emotional experience, to discover the history, the various stages of processing, the traditional methods of winemaking that bring fruits of vineyards into a glass of wine ...

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