Pancole is a hamlet (‘frazione’) and sub-zone in San Gimignano, 3.5 miles (5.6km) north-west of the town. Pancole has been inhabited since the thirteenth century and lies on the Via Francigena (pilgrims’ route). Local religious buildings include the 14th-century Sanctuary of the Madonna di Pancole and the Parish church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cellole dating fro around 1,000 AD.

Terroir: Among best sub-zones in San Gimignano, the coolest zone and with wide diurnal temperature ranges. Elevation of 250m (the peak of the township of San Gimigano is 320 metres). South or south west facing. Good soil, comprising sand and clay. Panoramic views.

Wineries

Certified organic: Cesani. | San Quirico. | Fattoria di Pancole.

No certification: Vagnoni.