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 »

Mentor for Tuscany Wines

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...

  • 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

  • Terralsole

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

  • Luciano Bruni

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

  • Castello di Argiano

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

  • DaVinci Wine

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

  • La Poderina

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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • Castiglion del Bosco Dainero Toscana IGT Tuscany Italy 2010

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    Brown Ruby in the Glass, smelling of Chocolate and Licorice. Dry and Earthy then bright Cherry/Cinnamon/White Pepper. Interesting bit of Concrete Dust smell with light Smoke and Cedar. Description is inadequate, for this is a pretty good number. Probably still a bit young, but seems like when all is settled and edges blunted, will be even better. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Musto Carmelitano Maschitano Rosso di Basilicata 2010

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    Dark, smoky, slightly gamy, and herbal streaked aromas that resemble some dried salumi greet the nose followed by layers of peppery spice, wild mint, nettle, and wild blackberry and black currant fruit. Smooth, broad shoulder, a touch thick but well balanced and powerful in the mouth, this reveal great depth to the macerated black raspberry fru... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Coltibuono Cancelli Toscana IGT 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by ramblero


  • Basilica Cafaggio Chianti Classico 2010

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    Decent. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Solaia Antinori Premier 2003

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    Di colore rosso rubino, al naso di grandissimo impatto con note fragranti di frutta rossa e spezie. Un vino di grande persistenza , dai tannini soffici ed elaborati. Un vino di grande struttura equilibrio. Un vino dal sapore e dall'aroma minerali, un vino aristocratico, semplicemente superlativo. Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • Poggio Ventoso Tuscany Italy Toscano Rosso 2012

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    not every day does one open a bottle and upon the first sip states, "WOW"! this is a great bottle and an excellent wine. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Penny Stamp Chianti 2012

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    Good wine for the price. Excellent with food. Flavorfull, good table wine. Read More

    Wine review by vanir


  • Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 1995

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    No written review

    Wine review by CH2


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