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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

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

  • Vermentino

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

  • 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...

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

  • Gaetano D'Aquino

    Gaetano D’Aquino is a brand of imported Italian wines based out of California. The label is nam...

  • Castello di Monsanto

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

  • Castello di Argiano

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

  • Villa Cafaggio

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

  • 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 ...

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Castello Sonnino Chianti Montespertoli Castello di Montespertoli 2001

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    Full-bodied, very smooth with a "spice" or kick to it that is a little foreign to the palate when you think of Chianti. Not the most complex wine in the world, but interesting enough to linger with you long after your glass is empty. Highly acidic but extremely refreshing in every sense of the word. I cannot speak to the older vintages, but I wa... Read More

    Wine review by spence93


  • Castello Sonnino Leone Rosso Toscana IGT 2011

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    Quite smooth, with a deep red color that is almost opaque. My first experience ... ... in the area (so close to Tuscany and Florence) it is surprisingly enjoyable for such a small batch and bare-bones wine. I fully recommend it if you can locate a bottle, it is hard to come by in most of the U.S., and I have found only two suppliers who carry ... Read More

    Wine review by spence93


  • La Mora Morellino di Scansano 2012

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    Surprisingly fruty wine, persistent and smooth, with mouthwatering acidity. Read More

    Wine review by bobvree


  • Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico 2012

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    Purchased at Binny's, 12/2016. This bottle was opened at Power's Italian dinner night. This vintage was not much different than the 2009 I consumed a couple of years ago. For a classico there was just middle of the road talent in this bottle. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • La Massa Toscana IGT 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by bobvree


  • La Massa Toscana IGT 2012

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    Full bodied and generous in depth, fruit, spice with daek cherry, blackberry, vallin, spice and earthy tones with chocolate. Well framed with balanced tannins and acid. Well done - 91 points drink now - Paul. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino Manachiara 2011

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    a bit too spicy for me... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Tenute Silvio Nardi Rosso di Montalcino 2014

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    did not really like the excessive spices Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Sassoregale Sangiovese 2014

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    Fine Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione 2011

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    Shifting aromas of earth, mushroom and fresh red fruit, red currant and strawberry with good spice and a touch of leather. Good complexity and structure here. Cherry and strawberry fruit on the palate, a touch floral and coming with cinnamon and clove on the mid palate, some more earthy notes of black olive and chocolate on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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