Definition of vernaccia in English:


Pronunciation /vərˈnäCHə/ /vərˈnɑtʃə/


  • 1A variety of wine grape grown in the San Gimignano area of Italy and in Sardinia.

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