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...

  • Terralsole

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

  • 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...

  • Barone Ricasoli

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

  • Villa Cafaggio

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

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Casanuova di Nittardi Vigna Doghessa Chianti Classico 2014

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    Earthy, mineral aromas of cranberry, cherry and strawberry are lightly floral. Approachable and pleasant, this comes with a tart cranberry vanguard followed by more earthy, tannic structure towards the finish, turning upwards right at the end with cola, blueberry and cherry notes that tail off for quite a while. Read More

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  • Villa S. Andrea Chianti Classico 2013

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    Friendly, fruity aromas of perky cherry, blueberry and allspice with some restrained earth showing on the nose. The tart muted cranberry fruit, toasted char and mineral earth on the palate is quite striking for its lack of fruit after the expansive fruit on the nose. Read More

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  • San Fabiano Calcinaia Chianti Classico 2014

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    Deep savory black currant and blackberry aromas with vanilla bean and oak spice on the nose. Dry and dusty on the palate with concentrated cherry and strawberry flavors, this has an oaken core and rough tannins that expands outwards towards a finish of herb and spice. Read More

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  • Agricola Querciabella Chianti Classico 2014

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    Ripe red fruit and clay aromas with soft earth. Licorice and zesty spice on the palate with a fresh acidity and gripping tannins, soft chocolate and cranberry, finishing with a chewy texture. Read More

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  • Castello di Verrazzano Chianti Classico 2014

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    Smoky earth and bramble fruit notes on the nose. Focused fruit notes of cranberry and cherry on the palate with a tart and earthy finish of dark chocolate and burnt toast. Read More

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  • Dievole Chianti Classico 2015

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    Clean, light aromas of cherry and potpourri. Potent spice and a bright acidity greet the palate but this is actually quite brooding in the mouth, showing good fresh spice and an earthy, herbal character towards the mid palate that's part birch bark, part oak and a smoky finish with gripping tannins. 89 pts Read More

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  • Istine Chianti Classico 2014

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    Floral cherry and violet petal notes with red licorice. A bit tart on the palate, simple but pleasant raspberry and cranberry notes and a bit of earth on the finish. Read More

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  • Casa Sola Chianti Classico 2014

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    Smoked mixed berry and moist forest floor aromas with a pleasant spice note on the nose. Easy drinking palate of fresh red berry and cherry notes, medium body, dark chocolate and mineral earth on the mid palate, with chewy tannins wringing the finish dry. Read More

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  • Riecine Chianti Classico 2014

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    A bit of heat on the nose with a pervasive, slightly inorganic note, but paired with ripe berry and fresh flower aromas. On the palate this has talcum powder and strawberry fruit with a tart acidity and cranberry on the finish. Read More

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  • Terre di Perseto Albore Chianti Classico 2015

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    Fresh fruit notes of cherry and red currant on the nose with pleasant spice and a creamy vanilla note. Expressive red fruit flavors on the palate with more zesty spice, chewy tannins and a bit of oak on the finish. 89 pts Read More

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