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

  • 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...

  • Vernaccia

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

  • 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

  • Fattoria Della Aiola

    The Aiola castle has been known since the Middle-Ages being one of the most important Sienese str...

  • Terralsole

    Vigna Pian Bossolino is located on Montalcintf's south eastern slopes, an area well known for its...

  • Casanova di Neri

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

  • La Fortuna

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

  • Isole e Olena

    Paolo and Marta De Marchi

  • Villa di Geggiano

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

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • San Felice Vermentino "Perolla" 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Badia a Coltibuono Cetamura Chianti 2012

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    Enjoy this wine now. A $10 USD must visit from Italy. Great Job Coltibuono Winery. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Badia a Coltibuono Cetamura Chianti 2012

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    What?? Is this Wine 100% Sangiovese? young bright and feisty..??- I don't know why YET, but I do love this Chianti Classico and so do my wine guests. This Wine followed Valdicava 2011/ 100% and performed.. CRAZY?? not once but Twice to critics.Thanks a Million Grapes Coltibuono Vineyards Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Viticcio Chianti Classico 2009

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    Wine review by jamlani


  • Sassicaia DOC 2011

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Yep. It would be really interesting to see some kind of notification when the ... ... taste like it was from Tuscany? Good! They should taste like they're from California or Oregon or Washington or New York or wherever they're from.It may be a few years but I think the wines from the US are increasingly interesting and I see a future when the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner


  • I have been a wine amateur for the last 10 years. Wine is truly a passion for ... on Bordeaux, Burgundy and Tuscany wines.please visit my website at www.easyebusiness.org to browse a large selection of the word's finest wines.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth Community!


  • Castello Banfi 2006

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    Wine review by qillaq


  • Rocca di Frassinello Poggio Alla Guardia 2010

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    Originally around $17 a bottle Im seeing this priced as low as $12 in many places. 45% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Sangiovese Big and aromatic on the nose with a an early hit of spicy green herbs and tomato leaf followed by notes of leather, sandy soil, a hint of sea air and some dark, tarry fruits all topped with an odd hint of banana. ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Viticcio Bere Toscana 2011

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    50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot Stoney and sweet on the nose like Ive been crushing pomegranate seeds and strawberries all day with a leather handled mallet on an old stone counter. Soft on entry, then the acids retain to the palate supporting light strawberry and raspberry fruit. The tannins are very light here, sparse woul... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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