Teruzzi, Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG (Tuscany, Italy) “Isola Bianca” 2020

($16, Taub Family Selections):  The name of the wine, which transliterates into English as “white island” refers to Vernaccia di San Gimignano’s situation as the sole white DOCG in a sea of Tuscany red wine.  Teruzzi, formerly named Teruzzi & Puthod, remains one of the region’s top producers despite the name change.  Their 2020 has more body and weight compared to Geografico’s version (also reviewed this week), but still maintains gorgeous freshness.  Its riper notes make it a more expansive wine, yet still is vivacious.  Cernilli aptly described it as a “sunny wine” during a Webinar.  I think this steel-aged wine is a perfect choice as an antidote for sunny summer weather.
91 Michael Apstein Jun 8, 2021