Teruzzi is an estate in the San Gimignano region of Tuscany. It was founded in 1974 by Enrico Terruzi and his French ballerina wife Carmen Puthod as Teruzzi e Puthod. It has since grown to become one of the biggest producers of Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG white wine. It also produces red wines under the San Gimignano Rosso DOC. The company is located north-east of the town of San Gimignano, in località Casale

Staff: Manager: Michele Farruggio. | Oen: Alberto Bramini.

White wines

Terre di Tufi: 60% Trebbiano Toscano, 40% Vernaccia. From vines in Casetta.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Teruzzi: 2011 Uneven, sweet and sour (Anteprima 2013). | 2012 Lean, the grapes seem a bit heat stressed (Anteprima 2013). | 2012 Unoaked. Gluey nose, fullish, either just bottled or poor (DWWA 2013).

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Isola Bianca

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Riserva, Sant’Elena: From Vigneto Sant’Elena in Località Racciano in San Gimignano. | 2016 Possibly oak and steel. it short, bit of sherbet (Anteprima 2017).

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Riserva, Terre di Tufi: ‘Terre di Tufi…has established a reputation as the Rolls Royce of Vernaccias,’ (Richard Baudains, 1992, p.54).

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Vigna a Rondolino

Carmen Puthod: 2000 A white wine made from Sangiovese vinified without the skins.

Red wines

Melograni: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Petit Verdot. From vines in Montegonfoli.

San Gimignano Rosso DOC, Peperino: In the 1980s Enrico Teruzzi saw the potential for red wines in San Gimignano by creating the Sangiovese-based ‘Peperino’. Now 40% Merlot, 60% Sangiovese. From vines in Casetta. | 2000 Sangiovese.

Contact

Teruzzi

Fattoria Ponte a Rondolino

Loc Casale, 19 – I-53037 San Gimignano (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0577 940143 | www.teruzzieputhod.it

Bibliography

From Brunello to Zibibbo: The Wines of Tuscany, Central and Southern Italy by Nicolas Belfrage MW, (London, 2001), p205.

Richard Baudains, ‘Theme and Variations’, Decanter July 1992 p.54.