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

  • La Magia

    The winery "La Magia" lies just north of the roman abbey of St. Antimo. It is not only situated i...

  • Terralsole

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

  • Isole e Olena

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

  • Tenuta di Torciano

    The “Tenuta Torciano” estate is situated near San Gimignano, in “località Ulignano”, a panoramic ...

  • Fattoria Della Aiola

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

  • Machiavelli

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

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Tommasi Poggio Al Tufo Toscana Rompicollo 2014

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    Some cherry and stone fruit on entry. Not a particularly complex wine, although, I have to admit it is a relatively easy wine to drink. I guess that even though nothing stands out as being great about this wine, nothing really detracts from it either. On the other hand, for less than $12, I cant be disappointed. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Ruffino DOCG Chianti 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by effell


  • Poggio Basso Chianti 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by Richboldnaged


  • Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2014

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    A perfectly functional winenothing horrible about it, but, also, nothing memorable. Fairly light-bodied. Very light red fruit on the tip of the tongue. Quite acidic, which Im OK with, but might put off other tasters. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Villa Chigi Saracini Chianti 2015

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    Blueberry and cherry fruit on the nose. Candied red fruit with a pleasant cherry and cranberry palate, rough tannins and red licorice on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Santa Margherita Chianti Classico 2013

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    The color is a deep ruby red. The initial fruit forward aromas are plenty sweet. Notes such as cherry, strawberry, plum, a touch of violet, vanilla, cocoa, Sangiovese spiciness and earthy flint. Soft and smooth on the palate. The tannins are round, with a dry, warm, earthy/powdery finish. The finish is a soft, sweet cocoa finish. It's a very foo... Read More

    Wine review by sipsamplestroll


  • Castello Banfi le Rime Toscana 2014

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    Typical of Banfi's efforts with this offering. Plenty of lemongrass, petrol, citrus fruit and a silky viscosity. Good minerality and acidity to this. 87 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Ricasoli Brunello di Montalcino Torre Della Trappola 2011

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    Dark, brooding and smoky, this delivers loads of bright red fruit with a savory and earthy edge. In the mouth this has a bright sweet oak spice, ripe red cherry and strawberry fruit, zesty spice and fresh acidity, shifting towards blueberry and chocolate. Approachable and easy drinking. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Mantellassi Maestrale Maremma Toscana DOC Ciliegiolo 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Fattoria Scopone Brunello di Montalcino l'Olivare 2009

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    The wine is a nice deep ruby red color in the glass, perhaps a little darker than I was expecting. The nose presents aromas of ripe black fruit, oak and baking spice, with a hint of smoke. The taste is interestng, as it starts out with a bit of cherry cola, mocha and dark chocolate, that transition to a bit of anise and dried herbs. The tanni... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


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