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Vernaccia di San Gimignano (grape variety)

The white grape variety comes from Italy. It is one of the many varieties with Vernaccia in its name. Synonyms are Bervedino, Drupeccio, Piccabòn, Vernaccia, Vernaccia Bianca di San Gimignano and Vernaccia di Toscana. It must not be confused with the Drupeggio or Vernaccia di Oristano varieties, even if synonyms or morphological or name-similarities seem to indicate this. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2011, the Bervedino variety is identical. According to various hypotheses, it is said to have come from Liguria, or from Spain or Greece. In any case, this very old variety was first mentioned in 1276 in the municipality of San Gimignano (province of Siena) in Tuscany. In the 16th century it was discovered by the cellar master of Pope Paul III. (1468-1549) praised it.

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