Winemaker Elisabetta Fagiuol is most known whites, however, the Vernaccio di San Gimignano “Tradizionale” is vinified in stainless steel with skin contact and with extended time in the bottle for release as well. Elisabetta describes Vernaccia as “a white grape with the body of a red”.
Many people think of Vernaccia di San Gimignano as a simple white wine meant to be consumed fresh and young, though the whites of Montenidoli prove that does not have to be the case. While the wines show well on release, they greatly improve both with extended aeration in the glass or decanter as well as with bottle age.
Partly because of this, all her whites see some skin contact during fermentation.