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

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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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • Principe Corsini

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

  • Villa Cafaggio

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

  • Castello di Monsanto

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

  • La Poderina

    La Poderina is located just south of Montalcino near the village of Castelnuovo dell'Abate that i...

  • Isole e Olena

    Paolo and Marta De Marchi

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Chianti Classico Riserva Felsina 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Ruschieto 2012

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    Rich ruby red. A ripe cherry, with faint notes of chocolate, spices, fresh leather, and perfect for a Sunday Roast. Read More

    Wine review by londonlondon


  • Simonelli Santi Malintoppo Orcia DOC Cl 2004

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    Tipico vino rosso toscano, un vino scuro barricato dai riflessi granati, al naso un po carente, sentori di salsedine. Un vino con un buon corpo, robusto, equilibrato. Al gusto predomina un intenso sapore di ciliegia con retrogusto di violetta. Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • I thought about that, too, Emark... that was my friend Peter's nickname ... ... wines from that part of Tuscany.  So, without knowing more, let me suggest Erik Banti's Carato, a very inexpensive and tasty (and pretty darn typical) Sangio based blend. If you can find it on sale, how about Contemassi, Toscana Red IGT, another Sangio blend with ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking for an everyday red...


  • Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2006

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    Initial heavy, stinky nose blows off after a few minutes. A fresh one replaces it showing some strawberry, mint, maybe, some citrus. No big blast of fruit on entry, but there is noticeable red berry hints. Very nice, not overwhelming acid. Some hints of earthiness. Fairly stiff tannin sneaks in on the back of the palate. Good wine and one ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • 2012 Sonoma vintage 2012 Best Zinfandel &  Pinot Noir, also Tuscany and S. Italy, Available Now.2010 Piedmont's Best, secure Barolo and Barbaresco now. North Tuscany also a must. Available soon.  worth the wait. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Notes. 2010 and 2012 Now and...


  • Bolla Chianti 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by CageyT


  • Some Bordeauxish options:La Parde de Haut-Bailly is about $20 in France, less ... a good option, even down in Tuscany where prices definitely rise. In Tuscany one 'safe' option is Lucente from the Frescobaldi/Mondavi venture for $15~$20. Between $20 and $30 there are many, many very good options both for Bordeaux blends and those including San... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!


  • Col di Sasso Direct Italy Red Blend 2006

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    Very strange. I think there's something wrong with the bottle I purchased. It's very thin and had no aroma. It tastes somewhat like watered down port. Perhaps it has something to do with the screw top cap? Won't try again! Read More

    Wine review by Deborah207


  • Notable Winery's sharing their story and spilling their blood. ... ... ... ArgentinaArgiolas-  Tuscany ItalyCeretto- Tuscany ItalyVietti- Piedmonte Italy  - thirsty Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Stacole Holiday Show 2014...


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