Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG is a white wine produced from grapes of the vine of the same name, characterized by a straw yellow color and a dry, slightly bitter taste.
This is also the production area of Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG, a brilliant and fruity ruby red wine which, together with the other local red wines - the San Gimignano DOC red and the Toscano IGT - is to be tasted paired with the tasty local cured meats: hams, wild boar or “magrone” sausages (a cross between pork and wild boar), finocchiona and mortito, a traditional salami with myrtle.
San Gimignano Extra Virgin Olive Oil, thanks also to the refinement of processing techniques, is today one of the essential components of traditional cuisine.
Finally, the precious PDO San Gimignano saffron, highly sought after today. The saffron, a recently reintroduced production, is marketed only in filaments of guaranteed origin, obtained with natural techniques and toasted with a traditional drying process.