"Terre di tufi" Toscana IGT

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Teruzzi & Puthod
"Terre di tufi" Toscana IGT
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
Grape Varieties80% Vernaccia, 10% Chardonnay, 10% Sauvignon Blanc
AppellationToscana IGT
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88 Points
Wine Enthusiast
DescriptionThe towered medieval town of San Gimignano is a place of beauty and tranquility; ancient, ivory-white, stone buildings set in the gently rolling Tuscan countryside. One of Italy's most historic winemaking sites, the fame of its white wines is as old as the city itself. In modern times it was husband and wife, Enrico Teruzzi and Carmen Puthod, who pioneered the areas winemaking renaissance, leading a quality revolution with avant-garde methods of vinification, the art of aging wine and the blending of indigenous and international varietals. The Teruzzi & Puthod winery was founded in 1974 with the mission of producing high quality wines, thus improving the standard of this unique territory, rich in winemaking history and tradition. The estate covers a sizable 445 acres with 232 acres planted with vineyards. 148 acres are dedicated to Vernaccia, making Teruzzi & Puthod the largest privately owned estate cultivating this grape variety. For years, Teruzzi & Puthod has been part of "Global Quality," an environmentally-friendly project that avoids the use of products which, while permitted, are not particularly beneficial for the environment. Most recently, famed winemaker Guiseppe Caviola has come on board as the consulting winemaker. Guiseppe has won "Winemaker of the Year" from both Gambero Rosso and the Italian Sommeliers Association. Teruzzi & Puthod is best known for having pioneered the creation of Terre di Tufi, the original White Super Tuscan in 1984, which lives on as one of Italy's most well-known white wines.
VinificationSoft pressing of the grapes followed by a temperature-controlled fermentation. The grapes rest briefly on the lees before being moved to barriques.
ColorClear, star-bright straw yellow
NoseAttractive and intense notes of oranges with a hint of toast from the oak
PalateFull-bodied and robust, yet soft in the mouth. Balanced flavors of citrus fruits, minerals with excellent length and a toasty finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13 %pH: 3.31RS: 1.2 g/LTA: 4.8 g/L
Bottle size
750 ml, 1.5 L, 3.0 L
Serving SuggestionsEnjoy with hors d'oeuvres, first courses, all types of 4 white meats with sauce, delicate red meats, roast veal and carpaccio.
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