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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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

  • Barone Ricasoli

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

  • Fattoria La Lecciaia

    La Lecciaia acquistata da Mauro Pacini nel 1983, trasformata e dotata delle più avanzate tecniche...

  • Castello di Argiano

    Argiano is thought to be an ancient place, full of history, where wise men searched for Ara Jani,...

  • Villa Pillo

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

  • Isole e Olena

    Isole e Olena is a 50 hectare estate consisting of the Isole and Olena farms which were bought ...

  • Castello di Poppiano

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

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Castello di Volpaia Toscana Balifico 2011

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    Pleasant red fruit aromas with raspberry and cherry notes amidst dusty salinity. Ripe cherry and mixed berry notes with pleasant spice and excellent minerality, showing equal parts floral and fruit with buoyant acidity carrying the mid palate. Well structured and balanced throughout with delicate fruit mellowing through to the long finish that h... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Terrasole Brunello di Montalcino Wine. Red 2004

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    2007 vintage review - very smooth, dark fruit start with tobacco finish. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Cecchi Toscana Coevo 2011

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    Dusty and chalky and earthy on the nose with beautiful raspberry and blackberry notes and a soft floral note for good measure. This opens up tightly focussed on the palate with red currant and ripe cranberry with a midpalate demonstrating notes of violet, blackberry, licorice and dark earth. Finishing clean and light despite all of the dark frui... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala 2011

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    Dusty and earthy tomato leaf and red currant notes on the nose with light cranberry and cherry. In the mouth, this shows well with rich red fruit, mostly cranberry and cherry and chalky earth, fresh violet and bold acidity. Nice long finish with mixed berries.90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Terralsole Brunello Montalcino 2007

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    Dark fruit flavors to begin and then a smokey finish. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2012

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    Currently my favorite Chianti! I typically have this imported by the case. I'm not good with describing the tastes at this time but I hope to get better and come back to update my review. Read More

    Wine review by BWeed


  • Good that you've clarified what wine excites you now and are focusing ... ... ... recco of Florence & Tuscany is also a good one. Not sure why I wasn't thinking of that one, too, unless it was because I've never flown into that town. But again, Spain seems to be the answer, and Valencia is a lovely area. My daughter was just there over the ho... Read More

    Forum post in the topic One Day in Europe for Wine...


  • Okay, so the last photo is a different book.  (Read carefully at the ... ... opens on the countryside of Tuscany, I hope, and a wall that looks like a very old library with books about wine and trompe l'oeil curtains.  Assuming I can convince her to do it.  Money might have to change hand Read More

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  • Blumond NV

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    Sweet, fizzy, wet, musky but not in an entirely off-putting way. It's an unexpected character that encourages the imbiber to slow down to enjoy the experience. Although not likely to be on my regular pick-up list, I'm grateful for having tried it. Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • Ampeleia Kepos 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


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