Vagnoni is an estate winery in the highly regarded Località Pancole in the San Gimignano region of Tuscany in Italy. It makes Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG white wines and Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG ref wines.
Owner: Luigi Vagnoni. A good grower.
Background: In 1953 Luigi Vagnoni’s parents bought the estate; the family was originally from Le Marche, but as land was going cheap here due to rural depopulation they bought some, expanding from 10 hectares to forty-two by 1972 when the grandfather died.
Vineyards: At Località Pancole (see link above). 43ha of land including 14ha of vines of which in 2012 7ha of Vernaccia and 7ha of Chianti Colli Senesi and IGT Rosso. Montenidoli says this estate makes very good Vernaccia. Have the best bit of San Gimignano.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG: 2012 Well made, oily, weighty, intricate at the 2013 Vernaccia Anteprima.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, I Mocali: 1997 Bottled. | 1998 Bottled. | 1999 Bottled.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Riserva, I Mocali: From the best grapes. | 2000 Bottled. | 2010 Well made, oily, weighty, intricate (2013 Anteprima).
Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva DOCG, I Sodi Lunghi: Sangiovese plus 10% Colorino and Merlot.
Fratelli Vagnoni, Fraz. Pancole, 82
I-53037 San Gimignano (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0577.955077 | www.fratellivagnoni.com