Teruzzi leave their mark for Vernaccia and the San Gimignano wines and impress the world market on a very high level.
Legendary Wines from San Gimignano
To wine lovers all over the world, Teruzzi & Puthod is known for their legendary Terre di Tufi. The Vernaccia di San Gimignano of this winegrowing estate has served as flavourful archetype for a whole generation of white wine producers. Almost on its own, this wine has brought the appellation in the Northwest of Tuscany to the world map of wine. Today the winery is no less successful with red wines such as the Cuvée Peperino.
The winery was founded in 1974 by former racing driver and jockey Enrico Teruzzi and his wife Carmen Puthod, a former prima ballerina at La Scala. Albeit Teruzzi by tradition does not rank under the venerable Tuscan wine producers, its wines are legendary already. From the vineyards of the estate you can overlook the 14 still existing dynasty towers, which provide the medieval town of San Gimignano with its famous silhouette.
Almost single-handedly in the 1990s, Teruzzi has made popular the Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Its fine mineral and wonderfully fruity Vernaccia classics have since become an integral part of the wine lists of Italian restaurants and represent to many wine lovers the pinnacle of the Italian mastery in white wines. The ambitious winemakers from San Gimignano are equally successful with red wine. On the deep loose soil of its 90-hectare property, Teruzzi produces with its Peperino an award-winning wine of very distinctive character. This Peperino is a full-bodied blend of Sangiovese and Merlot and an aging period of more than eight months in new and used oak barrels restores it to great elegance.