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

  • 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 ...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • 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...

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

  • Castello di Monsanto

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

  • Tenuta Caparzo

    The “Caparzo” name seems to originate from Ca' Pazzo, as seen in several ancient maps. The vineya...

  • Isole e Olena

    Paolo and Marta De Marchi

  • 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 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

  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Aziano 2013

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    Notes of bright cherry with layers of chocolate, spice, and leather. Very nice for the price (under 15$). Drink with a chicken parm or a vegetable tomato stew. Read More

    Wine review by Cassandra Rosen


  • Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva 2011

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    Dark translucent purple in the glass. Spicy, woody nose. Smooth, but assertive entry to the palate. Not a lot of fruit, this is a real wine, not a cherry syrup flavored drink. Hint of, get this, cinnamon. Fairly light acids, No tannin bite at all on the back of the palate. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Ruffino DOCG Chianti 2013

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    A fairly good entry level Sangiovese blend Chianti. Bring it to your next pizza night with friends.Bright cherry, fruit forward, low tannins, with a bit of leather and spice on the end. Read More

    Wine review by Cassandra Rosen


  • Ruffino DOCG Chianti 2013

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    Bright red color. Nice fruit on the nose. Very easy entrysurprises me for Chianti. Tart cherry flavor emerges. It takes a while for acid to hit, but it is there. Medium bodied and light on tannin. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Shirtless lounging is okay by me - looking forward to sufficiently warm weather ... incredible fortune to visit Tuscany last fall, and every winery there, while they didn't have a full menu, always laid out bread, olives, and amazing olive oil and cheese to go with the wine tasting, and truly, we felt spoiled but I think that's what it should b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Expiration of Wines


  • I'm going to drink this, just because it's my favourite red wine from ... ... a native of Florence in Tuscany!!!! : Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    A very fruity, easy drinking wine that goes well with duck and salmon. Read More

    Wine review by Felsina


  • Antinori Fattoria Aldobrandesca Aleatico Sovana Superiore 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Unfortunately, the place with the best wine selection in Vegas is Total Wine ... sat out for the most part in Tuscany, and this wine was pretty round and ripe for Sangio (mostly), but it was tasty and had enough acid for our tortellini with red sauce.  But I need to get some more daily drinkers for this kind of meal--even $19 is a bit on the h... Read More

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