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

  • DaVinci Wine

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

  • Fattoria Il Poggio

    The history of the farm “Il Poggio” is nearly as ancient as its land, which has always rewarded m...

  • Luciano Bruni

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

  • Castello di Monsanto

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

  • Colle Massari

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

  • Riecine

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

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Antinori Fattoria Aldobrandesca Aleatico Sovana Superiore 2010

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    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

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • No, I don't believe it is the same guy - based on this:Antinori responded ... ... the House of Antinori in Tuscany later derived its name from his lineag Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico 2012

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    Wine review by ellaizee


  • Etude Chardonnay Ml

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    Wine review by tkl1728


  • Frescobaldi Remole Toscana 2013

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • my dad was born in sicily  raised in tuscany  still going at 83 he built his own version of a  wine cellar in the back of  the house 10ft under ground in new york and kept his special wine that was to him the best tasting and most expesive and he would allways open a bottle of expensive wine when in company just like anyone would open a bottle o... Read More

    Forum post in the topic vintage wine


  • Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2010

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    Various red fruit aromas along with some geranium hints. On the tongue there is a lot of that red fruitred raspberry, a touch of cherry. Not as much acid as I would normally expect from a Chianti. Very tame on the tannin. Suggestion of mint on the aftertaste. A reasonably priced everyday drinker. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • You can find most any French grape grown somewhere in Italy,I should have known ... ... a lot of play--esp., in Tuscany--but PN did not seem right.  Your comment rang a bell.  When GdP was educating us, OK, me, about Alto Adige a few years ago I seem to recall that a fair amount of PN is grown in that area.  Am I remembering this correctly?It'... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • When I was up around 0900 this morning, the temperature was 9 F, with a wind ... ... Merlot grapes comes from Tuscany.  I did a little research and found this bit of history.  Do you have a specific bottle in mind or have you tried one of the wines listed on this web page?&nbs Read More

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