Tuscany Wine

To consider modern day Tuscan wine, one should give props to the Etruscans, who inhabited this central Italian region starting in the 6th century BC. Tuscany is a land of abundant sunshine, rolling green hills, spring water, a spectacular breezy coast and rich soils. If you’re going to set up a civilization, this is a pretty terrific place to do it. Especially if you have a bunch of gods that need worshipping with the heavy consumption of wine. 

 
But around the 4th century BC, the Etruscans left this beautiful landscape, for all intents and purposes absorbed into the Roman culture. Their civilization, the villages and agriculture they set up, was left to the elements and the vineyards dried up. Through the centuries, people returned to the region. But it spent a lot of time under dispute by various factions such as the Pisans, Sienese and Florentines. It was a dangerous place to live, what with all the hidden marauders and mosquito-ridden swamps, though many of the grapes planted Read more »

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Bob Fyke

Brunello, and other Tuscan reds, are home base for me. I enjoy wines from many other regions as well, and love to organize,and participate in, wine themed dinners in NYC. Twitter @brunellobob Visit my blog at Brunellobob.blogspot.com

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Varietals Produced in Tuscany View all

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

Subregions of Tuscany

  • Brunello Di Montalcino

    Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. is one of the most prestigious wines in Italy. D.O.C.G. stands...

  • Chianti

      Chianti is perhaps Italy’s most popular wine, and in recent years has come to evoke images...

  • Montepulciano

      Montepulciano is a region and grand Medieval town in Tuscany in central Italy. This is whe...

  • Morellino Di Scansano

      Morellino di Scansano is a region on the Maremma coast in Tuscany, Italy. The wine is prod...

  • San Gimignano

    Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a Central Tuscan white, and was the first Italian wine to receive D...

  • Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano

    Vino Nobile de Montepulciano is a wine produced in or around the town of Montepulciano in Tusca...

Popular Wineries in Tuscany View all

  • Riecine

    Located in the heart of Tuscany, in the small community of Gaiole in Chianti, Riecine takes its p...

  • Castello di Poppiano

    I am a Tuscan wine and olive oil producer and, like other Tuscan producers who go back many gene...

  • Castello di Monsanto

    Castello di Monsanto is one of the most respected estates in Tuscany and one of the top produc...

  • Fattoria Della Aiola

    The Aiola castle has been known since the Middle-Ages being one of the most important Sienese str...

  • Luciano Bruni

    The Siena area lies on sweet, sunny hills, caressed by light winds, sprinkled by moderate, season...

  • Colle Massari

    The sister and brother Maria Iris and Claudio Tipa, who have always shared their passion tor natu...

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico 2014

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    Wine review by gmb468


  • Brancaia Tre Rosso Tuscany 2014

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    Cherry, strawberry and red currant aromas with chalky earth notes. Fresh and fruity, with full acidity and plummy, strawberry notes and a warm finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2004

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Principe Corsini Marsiliana Costa Toscana Rosso 2012

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    Highly aromatic red fruit aromas of strawberry, cherry and red currant with earthy notes of clay and more wild berries coming through. Nicely balanced on the palate with fruit, acidity and tannin each playing their part, earthy chocolate and toast notes set against cranberry and strawberry flavors, fine acidity and a finish of cut flowers and ce... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Wine is the best wines of Italy and I also love to cherish the wine of sadness http://vex-3.com

    Comment by 2208102Snoother 2208102 2208102 Snoother 2208102


  • Il Molino di Grace Il Volano Toscana IGT 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Tommasi Poggio Al Turk Rompicollo Tuscany 2015

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    Cheery cherry and floral rose petal aromas, light and fresh. A touch tart on the palate with earthy notes of cranberry, cherry and red currant with a soft elegant mouthfeel and good structure. Finishes with notes of mixed berry and good length. Very approachable - a crowd pleaser with an affable demeanor. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino 2012

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    Savory and dusty with a touch of heat, light spice and juicy raspberry and strawberry notes. This has a pleasantly floral palate of cranberry, cherry and strawberry fruit, tart and puckering with acidity and more dusty earth, finishing with gritty, chewy tannins and more floral berry and blossom notes. Read More

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  • Monte Antico Toscana 2013

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    A very neutral wine: pleasant but not creative; bland but not boring; not to tart even less sweet. a conundrum wine that one just keeps drinking trying to define it. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Viticcio Massaia Rose Tuscany 2016

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    Something herbal here on the nose with ripe cherry and strawberry fruit. Flavors continue through to the palate where it's joined by light watermelon and a tart finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Ca Marcanda Gaja Vistamare Toscana IGT 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • I loved this winery. Surprised to see this video on it https://youtu.be/zp8xQJOVY6M

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  • I would like to propose you the wines from Montecarlo, near Lucca in Tuscany. Maybe they are not so renowed but their quality is very good and are highly appreciated by lovers of good wine.

    Comment by 195421Linda71 195421 Linda71


  • Your pricing on the Ruffino Oro is well below wholesale. It should retail around $33.00

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  • hi all, does anyone have an opinion of the 'pian delle vigne 2204 antinori red'? OMG Bella!

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