Definition of Vernaccia in English:


Line breaks: Ver|nac¦cia
Pronunciation: /vəˈnatʃə


[mass 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 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.



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