Tenuta Le Calcinaie

"Tenuta le Calcinaie is one of the breakout wineries of this report. The...Vernaccia-based wines presented all performed beautifully. I look forward to tasting more from this estate in the future." – The Wine Advocate

Simone Santini enjoys nothing more than a good joke, though he is very serious about winemaking at his small estate, located near the famous town of San Gimignano. Le Calcinaie is one of San Gimignano's youngest wineries. It was founded in 1987 by Santini and in less than no time he transformed it into one of the region's best newcomers. He started with 6 hectares but has now grown to 12 hectares covered with vines. The vines have perfect exposure and are beautifully tended. Classic Vernaccia with good structure, balance and charm is produced here, as well as a great-value Chianti.

Vineyard Practices: This winery is certified Organic by ICEA: The Italian Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certification.

Farming Practice:Certified Organic

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Le Calcinaie Vernaccia San Gimignano 2017
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "A rich, supple texture envelops honey, almond, butter and white pepper flavors here. Balanced and focused, gaining a mineral edge on the finish. Drink now through 2022.”  The Wine 100% Vernaccia grown in sandy soils at an elevation of 250m. Fermented in steel vats at 16°C for
Item Number: 28780
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Le Calcinaie Vernaccia San Gimignano 2016
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "Here's a great value from Tuscany's major white wine appellation. The 2016 Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a snappy and clean expression with crisp tones of citrus and white peach. The wine sails smoothly over the palate imparting yellow fruit flavors and drying mineral tones along

Le Calcinaie Vernaccia San Gimignano 2015
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Simone Santini's entry level wine plays its cards well. The 2015 Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a beautifully zesty and crisp wine with citrus definition followed by stone fruit and white melon. Those fruit tones are subdued and refined. The mouthfeel leaves a similar impression of

Le Calcinaie Vernaccia San Gimignano 2014
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90+ "Tenuta le Calcinaie is one of the breakout wineries of this report. The various Vernaccia-based wines presented all preformed beautifully. I look forward to tasting more from this estate in the future. Simone Santini's 2013 Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a sophisticated and

Le Calcinaie Vernaccia San Gimignano 2013
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 Best Buy Online Exclusive "Delicately fragrant and floral, this luminous wine opens with aromas that recall yellow flowers and citrus blossoms. Made with organically farmed grapes, it boasts nectarine, baked apple and pineapple flavors accented with a flinty note. It’s balanced

Le Calcinaie Vernaccia San Gimignano 2012
90  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 90 "Le Calcinaie's 2012 Vernaccia di San Gimignano is delicious. Lemon, crushed rocks, flowers and almonds form a gorgeous mosaic of aromas and flavors in a crisp, beautifully delineated wine loaded with personality. The 2012 is ideally best enjoyed over the next year or two." 

Le Calcinaie Vernaccia di San Gimignan 2011
91  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 91 "Bright straw. Herb and citrus aromas, with a hint of peach. Suave and smooth, with very good density and length to the bright fruit flavors. From an area in the San Gimignano viticultural zone at the opposite end from Fontaleoni, the soils here are sandier and lighter, producing