2016 Terre di Tufi, Vernacchia Blend

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2016 Terre di Tufi, Vernacchia Blend

The Original White Super Tuscan!
If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It!

I was introduced to Terre di Tufi fourteen years ago and have been a fan ever since.

On that night, a wedge of Parmigiano cheese preceded the most incredible grilled swordfish I have ever enjoyed.

Was it the wine?

To this day I am convinced it was! From that first encounter to today, I am always amazed at how versatile this sub-twenty Tuscan white reveals qualities that are typically found in wines twice its price.

Year after year, Terre di Tufi is among my go-to white wines for almost any occasion. A household name for locals, it is a beautiful blend of Vernaccia, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from the hills of Tuscany, and more specifically, the famous town of San Gimignano.

With notes of young apple, peach and pineapple, it is full bodied with a pleasant yet subtle toasty almond finish. The Vernaccia offsets the Chardonnay fruit with youthful and well-balanced acidity and a brightness that makes this Terre di Tufi one of the most enjoyable whites of Italy.

Terre di Tufi is the original "White Super Tuscan." You can enjoy it now and over the next 3 years.

David Gettenberg,
Englewood Wine Merchants

$16.95 per bottle / $203.40 per case

Summary


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Terre di Tufi by Teruzi & Puthod is the original "White Super Tuscan." A household name for locals, Terre di Tufi t is a blend of Vernacchia, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are hand-selected from estate vineyards near the medieval town of San Gimignano.  Flavors of citrus fruits and minerals support the length. A core of minerals, young apple and white peach are secondary layers. Medium-bodied, it is fresh and lively with well balanced and persistent acidity; not to mention, pleasant roasted nut and mild-oak flavors round out the finish. Incredibly versatile and a great value. 

Product Details


Producer: Terruzi & Puthod

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Chardonnay Blend

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W01619-1