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 »

Mentor for Tuscany Wines

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

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Varietals Produced in Tuscany View all

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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

  • Luciano Bruni

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

  • La Fortuna

    In 1918, Mr. Modesto Güell Coll arrives to Chile from Tarragona Spain. He came to this country fo...

  • Fattoria La Lecciaia

    La Lecciaia acquistata da Mauro Pacini nel 1983, trasformata e dotata delle più avanzate tecniche...

  • Casanova di Neri

    The "Fiesole" vineyard is situated opposite the farmhouse of the same name where we have our offi...

  • Tenuta Caparzo

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

  • 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

  • Casone Toscana 2009

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    85% sangiovese; 20% syrah, deep red color, full body flavor...the oak seemed a bit fake...easy drinking, smooth Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Vignamaggio Chianti Classico Terre di Prenzano 2011

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    Wine review by calywa


  • Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico 2012

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    Wine review by calywa


  • Chianti Classico Felsina 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • If you've not personally tried them, where are you getting your information ... grown for the most part in Tuscany, worldwide there's not a lot of it planted, and very few people consider it one of the "major" grapes of the world, although that's basically irrelevant. But you could have included a number of other grapes in preference. Even in I... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking for Wine Feedback


  • Podere Paganico Rosso di Montalcino 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Chianti Monsanto Italy 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Mahee Ferlini


  • Caiarossa Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Caiarossa 2004

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    Tried a bottle early just to see how it develops. Looking forward to this in the coming year. Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • Santa Christina Antinori 2008

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    Smooth-great with pizza Read More

    Wine review by djd3


  • Rosso d'Orcia Cardinali 2012

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    Un vino fresco, al naso leggermente fruttato, al gusto sapido, armonioso, con un intenso sapore di ciliegia. Ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • 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

    Comment by 428417Runningwineguy 428417 Runningwineguy


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

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