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...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • Colle Massari

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

  • Castello di Poppiano

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

  • Luciano Bruni

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

  • Villa Cafaggio

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

  • Corte alla Flora

    We are in the splendid land of Tuscany, the land of the Etruscans, with their great tradition, th...

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Castello di Radda Chianti Classico 2014

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    Fresh and clear aromas of cherry and strawberry on the nose with a touch of spice. This is easy drinking on the palate with fresh ripe cherry notes and some red currant, and a soft spice running throughout bolstered by good acidity and a bit of tannin on the finish. 89 pts Read More

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  • La Madonnina la Palaia Chianti Classico 2013

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    Bourbon barrel nose of dark chocolate, cherry and medicine. Distinctive candied milk chocolate and cherry palate, creamy yet quite dry and tannic. Read More

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  • Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico 2015

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    A bit of toast and tar greets the nose with black pepper and black cherry fruit notes. Bright and fun palate of fresh raspberry and cherry, bold spice, crisp acidity and a chocolatey tannin that washes through on the finish with tannin and oak spice. 90 pts Read More

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  • Piegaia Chianti Classico 2013

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    Floral cherry blossom and sour cherry aromas with earthy spice. Rich mineral earth, smoke and brooding dark chocolate with baking spice and black cherry hiding behind a wall of tannin, oak and resin. Good acidity throughout. Read More

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  • Ceppeto Chianti Classico 2013

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    Lightly floral aromas are a bit hot with cherry and red currant notes. Juicy and generous black fruit flavors of black cherry, blackberry and a chewy texture finishes with a touch of black pepper and chocolate. Read More

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  • Querciavalle Chianti Classico 2012

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    Earthy and resinous on the nose with notes of smoke, sour cherry and strawberry. Lively and bright on the palate with fresh cherry and raspberry fruit flavors, a focused acidity battling rough tannins and a mixed berry finish. Read More

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  • Gabbiano Chianti Classico 2014

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    From all angles this is classic Chianti Classico. The floral cherry with soft earth on the nose opens for a textured palate of fresh cherry, raspberry fruit and a pleasant earth, fresh spice and an earthen finish. Not daring in any way but pleasant, approachable and a safe bet. Read More

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  • Le Regge Chianti Classico 2013

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    This has pleasant notes of cola, fresh cherries and plenty of zesty acidity along for the ride. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth and full of lively spices and fruit. Read More

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  • Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico 2013

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    Sulfur, smoke and earth obscure muted fruit on the nose. On the palate this is darkly plummy with a hint of flower petal, more smoke and rich minerality with a smoldering earth finish. Read More

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  • Poggerino Chianti Classico 2014

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    Fresh cherry pie filling and savory minerality on the nose. Tart, fresh and zesty on the palate, this starts off with bright cherry and cranberry notes and turns chewy and earthy on the finish, with fantastic spice throughout. 90 pts Read More

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