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

  • Vernaccia

    History of the grape: While there is another white Vernaccia offshoot in Italy (the Vernaccia di Oristano in Sardinia...

  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Grigio

    History of the grape: Pinot Gris was planted in Burgundy, France as far back as the 1300s. It then spread through Eur...

  • 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 ...

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

  • La Poderina

    La Poderina is located just south of Montalcino near the village of Castelnuovo dell'Abate that i...

  • Villa Calcinaia

    As is the case for many Florentine families, the origin of the Capponi is a source of debate. In ...

  • Piccini

    Our story begins in 1882 with Angiolo Piccini, from a small family enterprise of only 7ha. Guided...

  • Castello di Argiano

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

  • Villa di Geggiano

    AZIENDA AGRARIA BIANCHI BANDINELLI (PRODUCERS OF FINE WINES FROM TUSCANY) The Owner...

  • Barone Ricasoli

    For ten consecutive centuries, the property and the superior management of Brolio had always b...

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Tenuta di Biserno Red Bordeaux Blend Insoglio del Cinghiale 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by SCM42


  • The Grape Escape Red Blend Chianti 2006

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    nice Read More

    Wine review by SCM42


  • I definitely meant to include Nebbiolo Fox...the only thing I had lying around ... ... special in Piedmont and Tuscany for that matter. With all the hype in '10, I'm not sure I'm not more excited about '11 &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italian Wine Dinner


  • Tortarossa Red Cake Rosso Toscana

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    No written review

    Wine review by Austinista


  • Bibi Graetz "Casamatta" Toscana Rosso 2011

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    Oh wow a low-dollar winner winner. Very luscious on the tongue. Then you get some nice berry and even some stone fruit flavors. Then you get the Tuscan acid that I love so much. Interestingly enough, I don't see this a a spaghetti-with-red-sauce accompaniment. I would go with cheeses with sliced apples or pears. US$7.97 at Costco in Chino ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark



  • Emark, you sat through Beethoven's Fifth twice?  I could research, ... a less-well-known area of Tuscany.  That was Monday.  I first learned about that wine at VinItaly the day I met GregT in person for the first time, and EricGuido was there, too, with the purplest teeth I ever saw.  This was the Ciabatta, a reserve bottling.  It's a perfect ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Italy 2007

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    Notes of raspberry and blackberries combine with a great earthiness and a neat salty/briny edge (we were reminded of fresh seafood). Very layered and complex with lots soft plush tannins. On the palate there is more of the same with a similar fresh green/salty briny edge that we enjoyed. Also some violet/floral notes. Medium bodied, moderate len... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

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    A fantastic chianti, this wine is a deep red and has notes of blackcurrant/blackberry and cherry cola, along with savoury /leather like notes. A pleasant green freshness. On the palate this light bodied wine packs lots of acid - we thought it was much better after having a little time to breathe. Once you get past the mouth watering acid it's la... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Bellini Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2012

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    Fairly simple Tuscan vernaccia. Not too much of anything going on, a bit of honey and orange on the nose, decent enough acidity along with some fig on the palate. There's a bit of bitterness on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • 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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