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

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Fattoria Della Aiola

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

  • Isole e Olena

    Paolo and Marta De Marchi

  • Colle Massari

    The sister and brother Maria Iris and Claudio Tipa, who have always shared their passion tor natu...

  • Villa Pillo

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

  • Villa Cafaggio

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

  • Villa di Geggiano

    AZIENDA AGRARIA BIANCHI BANDINELLI (PRODUCERS OF FINE WINES FROM TUSCANY) The Owner...

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • But most Cali Sangio seems to be grown in the wrong place.  I used to date ... conversation believing that Tuscany is the wrong place to grow Sangiovese.  Go figure.  (OK, I'm being at least slightly hyperbolic.)Thanks for the additional info on Seghesio and Two Mile. Both look promisin Read More

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  • Ruffino Reserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2010

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    Aroma of plum and cherry and flowers color is deep red. On the palate I tasted cherry, some cinnamon. Medium tannins. A medium finish with noes of chocolate. An amazing wine. Rate it a 93 Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1


  • Coltibuono Chianti Classico Rs 2011

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    From kauai pasta Read More

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  • The Ruffino virtual tasting was perfectly timed to synch up with two great ... ... great ... both cut through Tuscany, which is one of my favorite Italian wine regions.The most recent Lucha Vino match honors the Strade Bianchi, a fabulous one day race that incorporates 10 sections of white dirt roads in the 200 km course. Eight Bells Sangiove... Read More

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  • San Guisto a Rentennano Chianti Classico 2012

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    Open and demonstrative, the nose shows spiced dried red cherry, dried violets, a subtle savory undercurrent, mineral Earth, and a little cocoa powder. The palate is layered with aromatic dried cherrythat is fresh and subtly sweet, pretty Asian spice, anise, a solid dark cherry core, charred rare beef on the mid-palate, a nice tart bite, and a bi... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    The nose is dark and firm, with black cherry skins, mineral Earth, and serious floral notes on top and a suggestion of spearmint. The palate is finessed, with great strength underneath, showing elegant red cherry, and raspberry, with Asian spice, and fine texture. Notes of charred Earth accent the structure, which is complete and balanced, albei... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva 2011

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    GRAPE VARIETIES80 % Sangiovese15 % Merlot5 % Cabernet sauvignonDEGREE OF ALCOHOL 14 % Read More

    Wine review by Baffetto de Roma


  • Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva 2011

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    Grapes80% Sangiovese 15% Merlot 5% Cabernet Sauvignon francDegree of Alcohol 14%This wine is the result of a careful selection of grapes for the production of the Brolio Chianti Classico. A traditional reserve, to the distinctive character of Chianti.Tasting notes:Intense ruby red color. Taste notes of vanilla, chocolate, violets and cherries. W... Read More

    Wine review by Baffetto de Roma


  • Ruffino Case Sale Chianti Classico "Aziano" 2012

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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 stew. Read More

    Wine review by Cassandra Rosen


  • 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


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