This has some apple fruits from the Chardonnay, with quince and peach from the Vernaccia (I am guessing), and a light toastiness from the oak coming through on the finish. A delicious complex crisp medium to full-bodied wine with a solid backbone of acidity.
Try it with richer fish and seafood dishes or white meats.
I wrote about the standard Terruzi & Puthod Vernaccia earlier this year. It is a lovely individual wine. This is their more upmarket version. Made from a blend of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, the wine is aged in oak barrels, (30% new, 70% second use) for five months. It sounds like the kind of thing that wouldn’t work, but it does, and very well too. The bottle is very impressive and so too is the wine.
€30.95 from Karwig Wines, Carrigaline, karwigwines.com; 64 Wine, Glasthule; Terroirs, Donnybrook.