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Vernaccia

Line breaks: Ver|nac¦cia
Pronunciation: /vəˈnatʃə
 
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Definition of Vernaccia in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1A variety of wine grape grown in the San Gimignano area of Italy and in Sardinia.
Example sentences
  • The vernaccia is produced exclusively in the territory of San Gimignano--the earth is made up of jellow sand and sandy clay.
1.1A dry white wine made from the Vernaccia grape.
Example sentences
  • A similar wine from Italy was called vernage, which may be a version of the Italian vernaccia, under which name a wine is still made.

Origin

Italian.

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