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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • Vermentino

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

  • 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

  • Tenuta Caparzo

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

  • Villa Cafaggio

    Villa Cafaggio dates back to hundreds of years ago, when the property was named "Cahago", which m...

  • Isole e Olena

    Isole e Olena is a 50 hectare estate consisting of the Isole and Olena farms which were bought ...

  • Fattoria Il Poggio

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

  • Villa di Geggiano

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

  • Casanova di Neri

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

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Spalletti Chianti 2010

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    The wine is a bright garnet color in the glass with great clarity as is typical with a nice Chianti. The nose is pure Tuscan Sangiovese, with earthy aromas of leather, smoke and peat over a fruit foundation of ripe plum and blackberry. The taste takes be back to a lunch of Tuscan Toast I had in Florence back in 1995, with some ripe blackberry ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • No, not in person, but just stopping by for a virtual hello!As some of you ... ... back from my last visit to Tuscany.How is everyone else doing. I've been following Outhere's non stop home improvement, and the exciting news that Foxall's cellar is under construction. What else is going down in Snoothdom?Back to October, or perhaps early Novem... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Time for a visit.


  • Isole E Olena Chianti Classico 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Liandra160


  • La Murata Toscana IGT 2013

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    The palate delivers perfumed and luscious red fruit shrouded in barely perceptible fine tannins. Theres a surprising mineral note as well as some hints of wet earth and it finishes with a wonderful freshness. Read More

    Wine review by FPFM


  • Il Muro Chianti DOCG 2013

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    aromatic, aromas of cinnamon and other spices, cherries and cherry pips, supple berry fruit and just little nuances of oak Read More

    Wine review by FPFM


  • Il Muretto Sangiovese Toscana IGT 2013

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    color is intense ruby red with a fragrant nose that recalls red fruits Read More

    Wine review by FPFM


  • Il Muro Chardonnay di Toscana IGT 2014

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    Light and crisp. Mild incense and waxy fruit aromas with a soft tangy light body and honeyed apple and lemon and dry and tight nutshell finish. Would make for a nice aperitif if properly chilled. Read More

    Wine review by FPFM


  • Galioffo Vin Santo del Chianti DOCG 2009

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    butterscotch and a creaminess of texture! Read More

    Wine review by FPFM


  • Sassone Bianco di Toscana IGT 2014

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    A crisp fresh, very fragrant and delicious dry wine. Read More

    Wine review by FPFM


  • Lama Chardonnay di Toscana IGT 2014

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    Incredibile ricchezza di profumi tra cui spicca laroma di fiori di sambuco. Read More

    Wine review by FPFM


  • 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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