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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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

  • DaVinci Wine

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

  • Casanova di Neri

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

  • Barone Ricasoli

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

  • Castello di Monsanto

    Castello di Monsanto is one of the most respected estates in Tuscany and one of the top produc...

  • Villa Pillo

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

  • Villa di Geggiano


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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Riecine Chianti Classico 2014


    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


    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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  • Fattoria Rignana Chianti Classico 2014


    Woodland tree bark and dark berry on the nose. Cherry and strawberry fruit on the palate. Read More

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  • Podere Castellinuzza Chianti Classico 2013


    Earthy and brooding on the nose, this brings muted red fruit but mostly mineral earth. A touch medicinal in the mouth with fruit notes of mixed berry and cherry cough drops with a punchy character and a finish of gripping tannins and earthiness. Read More

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  • Cantine Guidi Chianti Classico 2015


    Soft floral cherry blossom and earthy clay aromas with a hint of sweet spice. This is candied and quite fruity on the attack with a floral cherry and strawberry candy note to start but turning quite earthy towards the finish. Read More

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  • Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico 2014


    Darkly spiced and earthy on entry with plum and black currant fruit. Dry and sandy textured in the mouth, this has a rich mineral palate and tart red fruit flavors with a medium finish of herb and cranberry. Read More

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  • Nittardi Belcanto Chianti Classico 2014


    Creamy, pleasant notes of savory earth, stony minerals and black cherry fruit. This has great depth of fruit on entry, with cherry, red currant and cranberry notes introduced by a warming and buoyant acidity which spikes on the mid palate before descending into an earthy core of dark chocolate, more mixed red fruit and clove spice. 90 pts Read More

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  • Podere Poggio Scalette Chianti Classico 2014


    Creamy dark berry aromas with plum and black currant jam. Tart and earthy on the palate, more dark berry fruit and a short finish. Read More

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  • Principe Corsini Le Corti Chianti Classico 2014


    Savory cured meat and brown sugar aromas with concentrated black cherry and blackberry fruit on the nose. Full bodied on the palate with a pleasant floral note floating on top of chocolate cherry, strawberry and fresh berry fruit notes, a chewy tannic structure and a finish of blueberry pie filling. 91 pts Read More

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  • Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico 2014


    Tart strawberry and cherry fruit aromas. On the palate this is tart and red fruited, fruit forward and simple cranberry, cherry and red currant notes with a short finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

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