2018 Teruzzi & Puthod Terre di Tufi
2018 Teruzzi & Puthod Terre di Tufi, White Blend from Tuscany, Italy
Winemaker Notes; This wine presents an intense and persistent fragrance. Complex fruity notes harmoniously blend with lightly toasted notes over a supple, full-bodied palate. The result is a remarkable wine with high acidity and a great flavor. A hint of almonds provide the characteristic finish.
Blend: 50% Vernaccia di San Gimignano, 30% Aromatic varietals (Manzoni Bianco, Viogner, Chardonnay), 20% Trebbiano Toscano
With hundreds of white grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended white wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a soft and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is more fragrant and naturally high in acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.
One of the most iconic Italian regions for wine, scenery and history, Tuscany is the world’s most important outpost for the Sangiovese grape. Ranging in style from fruity and simple to complex and age-worthy, Sangiovese makes up a significant percentage of plantings here, with the white TrebbianoToscano coming in second.
In 1974, Enrico Teruzzi , an engineer by profession and a vintner by calling, founded the winery that bears his name, with the assistance of his wife Carmen Puthod, in the shadows of San Gimignano’s characteristic towers surrounded by the captivating beauty of the Tuscan hills. In 2016, the estate and winery were purchased by Vittorio Moretti and family with the aim to, “invest in what the land has to offer, to root the future in it.” Today, with 60 hectares of Vernaccia vines, the estate boasts the most extensive vineyards of this renowned variety.