Vertunno (Voltumna, Veltha or Vel in the Italian spelling) is the patron of the Etruscan people.
Revered among the Romans as well, its origins refer to our places, truest Etruria. With its strong and authoritative sound, Vertunno personifies the change of seasons, and (very important) he presides over the ripening of fruits, being also the protector of fruit trees, in fact.
Vertunno can turn into any shape he wants, surely even in a glass of fine wine.
Perhaps it is with this in mind that Gianni Panizzi, in 1989, chose the name for its Chianti Colli Senesi, whose first harvest coincides with the birth of the company, along with, of course, that of his most representative Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
Gianni was an avid reader, as well as a deep lover of his places of adoption. This is why the names of his wines are never to be taken for granted: they always have a deeper meaning and they are intertwined with the territory of San Gimignano.
Firt born as a simple Chianti, after the processing of grapes located in the Santa Margherita vineyard, today Vertunno is exclusively a reserve: the wine is made only from the best grapes of the original vineyard and, today, of vineyards located in Larniano, in the municipality of San Gimignano. THe wine faces two years of aging and 12 months in wood (when the minimum required is 8).
The Vertunno barrels are third step barrels, the first and the second being used for Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Today's composition is 90% Sangiovese as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot 10%.
It is bottled in three formats: a half bottle, a regular bottle and even a magnum. A wine with intensity, capabilities, evoking conviviality right away. The magnum in particular, where aging gives its best results, suggests celebrations for special occasions, among friends, meals to be enjoyed in company. It is a wine to be tastes throughout fall and winter, when outside the fog and the rain make us grateful for the warmth we feel indoors. But beware: the magnum is produced in very limited quantities, so you need to hurry, especially if you want the limited edition gift pack, that we make available for the upcoming holidays.
As to its features: the color is bright and deep ruby ed with purple hues. Rich and wide in the scent, complex and elegant, is provides sensations of blackberry, black cherry, cherry, raspberry and violet, and has spicy notes of vanilla and liquorice. In the mouth it is fresh, full-bodied, with a good structure and fine, elengant tannins.
A wine with an alcohol content of 13,5%, it should be served at 16-17 degrees and is best enjoyed with meat, cheese and cold cuts, as well as the sensational first courses of our territory.
All technical information is summarized here.