Definition of vernaccia in English:

vernaccia

Syllabification: ver·nac·cia
Pronunciation: /vərˈnäCHə
 
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noun

  • 1A variety of wine grape grown in the San Gimignano area of Italy and in Sardinia.
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    • The vernaccia is produced exclusively in the territory of San Gimignano--the earth is made up of jellow sand and sandy clay.
  • 1.1A strong dry white wine made from the vernaccia grape.
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    • 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

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