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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I am a Certified Specialist of Wine and uncertified Wine Geek! As a Snoother, I hope to raise awareness for smaller, lesser-known but quality driver producers. Major regions I specialize in include Washington, California, Tuscany, Bordeaux, and the Douro

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Varietals Produced in Tuscany View all

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • 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

  • Villa Cafaggio

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

  • Machiavelli

    Country: Italy Wine region: Tuscany Address: Loc. Sant'andrea In Percussina , San Casciano In Va...

  • Villa Pillo

    Villa Pillo is a traditional Tuscan Farm, founded in Medieval Times, mentioned in many historical...

  • DaVinci Wine

    Wine pervades the culture of Tuscany; it's a birthright. And each bottle of DaVinci wine begins...

  • Villa di Geggiano

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

  • 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 Monsanto Chianti Colli Senesi Monrosso 2013

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    1st time for trying this offering of Monsanto chiantis. Generous fruit up front with a slight spice and zest note on the finish. Soft chewy tannins supported by good acidity give this a medium length finish. Great food wine. Drink now - Paul 88 poinys Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Monsanto Chianti Classico Reserva

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    This the 2010 Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Monsanto Chianti Classico Reserva 2009

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    Continually a favorite at the PFWC this is a perfect food or just sipping wine. Cherries, raspberries, pepper and spice and who knows what else, this 6 year old Riserva is gushing with personality and vibrancy. Plenty of structure and a lengthy aftertaste makes you wonder if it could have sat longer. Drinking well right now - Paul 90 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Monsanto Chianti Classico Reserva 2007

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    A Top 100 wine that is just now coming into it's own, though it has been a good drinker for 2-3 years now. This was my last bottle. Typical chianti structure and framing. Dark cherries, plum and dirt blend well with florals and spice to present a distinctive and outstanding bottling of this yearly powerhouse. Excellent with chicken bruchetta, pa... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • La Velona Rosso di Montalcino Elsewhere 2006

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    A rather mellow RdM from the start. Blackberries, plum, spice, Montalcino dirt and a sprig of zest lead to the palate which sees the same with additional herbal notes, medium tannins and good acidity. Drink now - Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Eric Banti "Carato" Toscana IGT 2012

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    Wonderful blend. After sitting for awhile it has married completely to a ... ... fruit overtones combine with Tuscany dust and minerality, mellow tannins and acidity creating a juicy aftertaste. A good red meat sauce and pasta food wine. Drink now. Paul 88 poin Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • La Velona Rosso di Montalcino 2011

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    A rather mellow RdM from the start. Blackberries, plum, spice, Montalcino dirt and a sprig of zest lead to the palate which sees the same with additional herbal notes, medium tannins and good acidity. Drink now - Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Antinori Red Blend Bolgheri Superiore 1996

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    No written review

    Wine review by dhefter


  • Brunello di Montalcino Mate 94js 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by invinoveritas78


  • Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2012

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    Something of a sharp nose with berry influence. Light berry/cherry on the tip of the tongue. Mid-strength tanninenough to get your attention, but not enough to scare those who are tannin-averse. A similar note on the acidenough to get your attention, but that is it. Medium-bodied. Pleasant, though not exceptional, aftertaste. For $15 I can... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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