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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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...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

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

  • Villa di Geggiano

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

  • Isole e Olena

    Isole e Olena is a 50 hectare estate consisting of the Isole and Olena farms which were bought ...

  • Riecine

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

  • Villa Pillo

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

  • DaVinci Wine

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

  • Terralsole

    Vigna Pian Bossolino is located on Montalcintf's south eastern slopes, an area well known for its...

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Castello di Gabbiano Gabbiano Solatio Toscana 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Well, my last volunteer wine pouring at the Wine in the Water Park event for ... Portugal and a Chianti from Tuscany, Italy.  One lady gave me a $2 tip and another lady gave me $1.  These were my first tips at this event and totally unexpected.  Personally I think they were hitting on me and of course I did my best to not encourage them.  Besi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Tan Label 2010

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    Wine review by Liandra160


  • Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2011

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    Not particularly dark, garnet color. Musty, woody nose. Initial hit of candied fruits is a bit disappointing. Medium bodied. Very light on the acid makes this a pretty flabby wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Villa Cafaggio Basilica Cafaggio Single Estate Chianti Classico 2010

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    Medium bodied, simple wine. Fairly tart with minimal fruit flavors. Tartness makes it refreshing. Perfectly adequate low-dollar wine to have with cured meats or olives. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2010

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    Rich blackberry fruit and a little sweet vanilla bean are notable on the nose, with some mineral notes as well. The palate has fresh blackberry, flinty Earth, and a dusty finish. Well balanced with a nice freshness. 90 Pts Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Brunello di Montalcino le Chiuse 2010

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    The nose is firm, and a bit closed at the moment, but reveals more with coaxing. Pretty dried black cherry skins with a lovely floral layer, some charred Earth, and aromatic dried herbs all unfold with a little time. Later, some pie spice and tobacco evolve on the nose. The palate starts with fresh red cherry and blackberry flesh that are unders... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Brunello di Montalcino le Chiuse 2010

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    The nose is full and firm with minerally black fruit richness at the core, faint vanilla bean, dates, sweet grilled meats, a little dark chocolate, and a layer of dried flowers.There's a pleasant, slightly chewy texture to the palate, with baked red cherry fruit that combines rusticity with subtle sweetness. The grilled meat carries through on t... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010

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    The nose is solid and finessed at the same time, showing dense, firm black cherry fruit and skins, with some warm spice, rose petals, and lanolin. The palate has a dignified character with plenty of detail, but expressed in a reserved way, letting out a little at a time. There is delicious spiced red cherry with fresh acidity, and a firm streak... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Altrovino Cabernet Franc/Merlot 2007

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    Wine review by JeffS23


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