The Vernaccia di Serrapetrona is unique because it is the only sparkling red DOCG wine in Italy.
It is also unique because it is the only wine which is fermented 3 times: firstly one part is fermented after harvest, a second part of the selected grapes is fermented following a period of drying and the third fermentation occurs when the two parts are blended in the autoclave and undergo “spumantizazzione”.
Production of Vernaccia Nera di Serrapetrona dates back to the 15th century. It is a stereotypical regional product meaning that it cannot be replicated elsewhere. Due to the history it is steeped in or perhaps the very structure of village itself, the village of Serrapetrona is impossible to describe and extraordinary to experience.