Canneta is a small farm of 15 hectars on the hillside around S. Gimignano, medieval town famous for its many towers. Stefano Grandi and Valeria Bevilacqua manage the farm and the 6 hectares of vineyards of which 4 Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, 0,5 Riesling, 0,5 Sauvignon, 0,5 Sangiovese and 0,5 Merlot. Since 1990 all the vines are cultivated through organic farming under the authority of Q Certificazioni Srl.

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Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG

Pruning Method: Guyot

Soil: Sandy soils rich in fossilised Pliocene sea shells

Varietals: 90% Vernaccia, 10% Malvasia, small amounts of Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling as well.

Vinification Method: All grape bunches are pressed very gently, then the juice is fermented cool, meaning as slowly as possible.

Tasting Note: Bottling in early spring means the wine retains all those characteristics Vernaccia is famous for, especially if consumed young: a rich creamy texture with mouthwatering green apple and citrus flavours. With ageing Vernaccia develops savoury almond, flint and liquorice characters.


Fiore Rosso

Pruning Method: Guyot

Soil: Sandy soils rich in fossilised Pliocene sea shells

Varietals: 70% Sangiovese and 30% Merlot.

Vinification Method:The grape juice undergoes only a short maceration (soaking) on the skins before ageing in small, stainless steel tanks until early summer after the harvest. It is then bottled, ready for autumn, and can age and improve for several years or more.

Tasting Note: The wine is marked by cherry and blackberry flavours with a really vibrant lift, making it ideal as both a light luncheon wine and for more serious evening dining.