Turpino

Turpino’s evocative character is a tribute to three noble varieties that thrive in Maremma, fitting perfectly together like the tessera of a fine mosaic.

Grape Varieties

  • Cabernet Franc
  • ​Syrah
  • Merlot
Truly Stellar and very age-worthy.
John B Gilman View from the cellar 2020
Great fun to drink. 17+/20
Walter Speller Jancis Robinson 2021
Shows terrific length and a complex aftertaste. 94/100
Bruce Sanderson Wine Spectator 2015

Turpino is Maremma’s rise to the Super Tuscan challenge, a voluptuous blend of Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot finely crafted by Querciabella.

The first Turpino bottling was made in 2007 (but never released), initially using Maremma-borne fruit with the addition of some grapes usually destined for our top cuvées from Chianti. It was with the inaugural vintage of 2010 – and what a great year that was! – that the coastal character of Turpino started to reveal fully. Only five great vintages have been released so far, all met with great reception, and Turpino 2017 doesn’t fall short of its predecessors.

James Suckling praises it for its ripe flavours as well as its firm texture. According to Antonio Galloni, the poise and fine frame of the 2017 vintage are surprising, given the personality of the year. Fermentation in wooden vats and barrel ageing confers a gentleness to the spicy balsamic notes of the grape blend, a fine frame and a beguiling length of finish.

Elegance and finesse trump muscle in Turpino, a wine that is always nicely light on its feet. With tangy acidity to balance the ripe fruit, it manages to be both generous and restrained at the same time, making it a great food-friendly wine.

No animal products or byproducts are used in the production of this wine, making it suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

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