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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • DaVinci Wine

    Wine pervades the culture of Tuscany; it's a birthright. And each bottle of DaVinci wine begins...

  • Principe Corsini

    Believing in the future, working hard and even risking when the market requires resourcefulness: ...

  • Castello di Argiano

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

  • Riecine

    Located in the heart of Tuscany, in the small community of Gaiole in Chianti, Riecine takes its p...

  • Casanova di Neri

    The "Fiesole" vineyard is situated opposite the farmhouse of the same name where we have our offi...

  • Luciano Bruni

    The Siena area lies on sweet, sunny hills, caressed by light winds, sprinkled by moderate, season...

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Castello Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

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    Rich mineral complexity and barnyard aromas are fully in control on the nose - barely any fruit making its way through. On the palate this is juicy, firm and vibrant with zesty sour cherry, cranberry and strawberry fruit, a hint of herbal licorice and medicine notes and a pleasant earth on the finish. 91 pts Read More

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  • Villa S Andrea Chianti Classico Riserva 2011

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    A hint of medicine opens for this wine with a bit of chocolate and floral cherry aromas. This really shines on the palate where strident fruit notes of fresh cherry and strawberry are presented with a buoyant acidity that leads into a puckering tannic structure on the finish of moist earth and cocoa powder. Read More

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  • Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva 2012

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    Clean, fresh black cherry and blackberry aromas with fresh cinnamon spice and vanilla creaminess on the nose. This is freshly spiced and zesty on the palate, with black currant and black cherry fruit, freshly juiced yet at the same time preserved, thick, rich and textured, with a zesty finish of bold spice that gives way to gripping tannins righ... Read More

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  • Castello di Verrazzano Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

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    flavors of cranberry, cherry and strawberry with gripping tannins and a surprisingly easy to drink blend of refreshing acidity, generous fruit and smooth texture. Read More

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  • Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2014

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    Thick smoke and toasted espresso notes on the nose. Mineral notes of smoked blackberry and black cherry fruit, tart acidity and creamy delicate chocolate and sweet coffee notes towards the finish with cinnamon baking spice. Approachable and easy drinking. Read More

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  • Terre di Perseto Albore Chianti Classico Riserva 2012

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    Blueberry and cherry preserves and plum paste on the nose with pleasant baking spice notes. Brightly fruited on the palate with black cherry, confectioner's sugar, molasses and blueberries, notes of chocolate and brown sugar, chunky tannins and a whiskey barrel oak finish. Read More

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  • Casa Sola Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

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    Thick, mineral tar and black smoke aromas with dark roast ground espresso beans on the nose. A bit more fruit on the palate, mostly raspberry and cherry, but with the same smoky, tarry, toasted flavors from the nose carrying through to the palate through to the finish. Read More

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  • Podere Castellinuzza Chianti Classico Riserva 2012

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    Dusty fruit aromas of cherry and strawberry with a spicy earthiness to it. Smooth and fruit forward on the palate with more cherry and raspberry notes and a hint of medicine towards the finish, rough tannins and earth throughout. Read More

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  • Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

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    Dark plum and black currant aroams with savory earth encrusted with minerals, dried flowers and herbs. Restrained and tight in the mouth, dry and dusty on entry but developing nicely on the palate with black cherry and cranberry fruit, becoming quite expressive through the midpalate before releasing a pleasant spice and a creamy texture towards ... Read More

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  • Castello di Meleto Vigna Casi Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

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    Nicely spiced ripe red fruit notes of strawberry, red currant and cherry. Light on entry with delicate red fruit notes developing into a deeper, richer palate of cranberries, cherries and red currants, fresh acidity and a tart finish. Read More

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