Borgo Tollena's Barbara Giotti takes us through a tasting of her estate's wines in San Gimignano.

Borgo Tollena’s Barbara Giotti takes us through a tasting of her estate’s wines in San Gimignano, Tuscany.

Given that it was Italy’s very first DOC (1996, upgraded to DOCG in 1993), I do find it odd that more attention isn’t paid to San Gimignano’s Vernaccia wines.

Since I first tasted wines from the region some 25 years ago, things have come a hell of a long way, and this Tuscan treasure is going through something of a renaissance. 

Earlier this year we visited San Gimignano’s mist-shrouded spires to speak with Borgo Tollena‘s Barbara Giotti about the region’s wines, and how things have evolved within the region over the years.

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Jamie Drummond

Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… And despite his truly awful cold, those fresh and aged Vernaccia were tasting rather good.