Group of several unrelated varieties, some of them red (see Vernaccia Nera). Primary ones:

  • Vernaccia di Oristano: Sardinian variety. Aromas & flavors: Apricot, hazelnut, almond, white chocolate, herbs. Best DOP: Vernaccia di Oristano DOC.
  • Vernaccia di San Gimignano: Tuscan variety. Aromas & flavors: Relatively neutral. Best DOP: Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG.

In a nutshell

Alternative Names and Subvarieties: Vernaccia Bianca, Vernaccia di Oristano, Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Best Known For: Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Where Grown: Almost exclusively in Toscana (64%) and Sardegna (31%)

Vineyard Area: 784 ha (1,936 acres)

Denominations that use this grape variety

Majority Component in One or More Wines of:

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