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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Popular wines made in Tuscany under $20

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Varietals Produced in Tuscany View all

  • Vermentino

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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 ...

  • Merlot

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

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

  • Principe Corsini

    Believing in the future, working hard and even risking when the market requires resourcefulness: ...

  • Fattoria Il Poggio

    The history of the farm “Il Poggio” is nearly as ancient as its land, which has always rewarded m...

  • Castello di Monsanto

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

  • Tenuta Caparzo

    The “Caparzo” name seems to originate from Ca' Pazzo, as seen in several ancient maps. The vineya...

  • Villa Pillo

    Villa Pillo is a traditional Tuscan Farm, founded in Medieval Times, mentioned in many historical...

  • Castello di Argiano

    Argiano is thought to be an ancient place, full of history, where wise men searched for Ara Jani,...

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico 2012

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    Soft red fruits and mineral earth notes on the nose with a touch of violet petal and cranberry. Well developed, sun drenched raspberry and strawberry fruit with plenty of dusty earth, chewy tannins and good balance, finishing clean and light with good length and a touch of spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Brunello di Montalcino. Tenute Silvio Nardi 2011

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    Elegant earthy minerality and baking spice aromas with raspberry, cherry and strawberry fruit notes on the nose. This has a smooth texture on entry but finds a fair bit of acidity and gritty tannic structure towards the mid palate, adding depth of flavor from the complex floral and fruit forward cherry and mixed berry notes. Full and rich throu... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino 2011

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    Elegant earthy minerality and baking spice aromas with raspberry, cherry and strawberry fruit notes on the nose. This has a smooth texture on entry but finds a fair bit of acidity and gritty tannic structure towards the mid palate, adding depth of flavor from the complex floral and fruit forward cherry and mixed berry notes. Full and rich throu... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Bananas!Kathy - one piece of advice I'd give is that restaurants are ... ... ... or Washington state, or Tuscany, which produces great versions. If you have access, they're doing decent work on Long Island. In Chile too. And it does well in California of course, but there are also a lot of mass-market versions that aren't very interesting.One... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine storage tips


  • Celebration of 300 Years of Chianti, the Oldest Wine Region in the WorldA Sit ... ... Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany decreed that wines made in the region between Florence and Siena be designated as "Chianti." It was the first official designation of a wine region in the world.To celebrate this anniversary, Wine Lovers of NYC and Wheeling Forw... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chianti Classico Wine Class...


  • Cecchi Chianti Classico 2014

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    Dark strawberry and cherry aromas with some smokiness. Tart and astringent palate with high acidity and lots of red fruit, mostly strawberry, raspberry and cherry and a light earthiness on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Finding myself a little more curious as to what's going on at this price ... in common with Sangiovese/Tuscany, though with more tension, and there's a vibrancy to the fruit that's undeniable. Maybe something to do with those volcanoes? &nbs Read More

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  • Placido Sangiovese Blend Chianti 2002

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    Good wine great with food. Smooth with a little sour finish. Read More

    Wine review by Tony Colozza


  • Pietranera Brunello di Montalcino 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by georged83


  • Strozzi Bolgheri Ocra 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Teppo


  • 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.

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  • 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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