Turpino is a voluptuous blend of Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot grown by Querciabella in Maremma.
Surrounded by a vigorous nature, the vineyards in Alberese benefit from the maritime climate that guarantees a good phenolic maturation of the grapes while retaining balanced levels of natural fruit acidity.
The first Turpino bottling was made in 2007 (but never released), initially using Maremma-borne fruit with the addition of some unused 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 evocative coastal character of Turpino started to reveal fully. Only five vintages have been released so far, all met with great reception.
Turpino 2017 follows in the footsteps of its predecessors. James Suckling praises it for the ripe flavours as well as firm texture. According to Antonio Galloni, the poise and fine frame of the 2017 vintage are surprising given the personality of the year.
Elegance and finesse trump muscle in Turpino, a wine that is always nicely light on its feet. 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 on the palate. With tangy acidity to balance the ripe fruit, Turpino 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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