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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I am a Certified Specialist of Wine and uncertified Wine Geek! As a Snoother, I hope to raise awareness for smaller, lesser-known but quality driver producers. Major regions I specialize in include Washington, California, Tuscany, Bordeaux, and the Douro

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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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

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

  • Riecine

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

  • Fattoria Della Aiola

    The Aiola castle has been known since the Middle-Ages being one of the most important Sienese str...

  • Fattoria La Lecciaia

    La Lecciaia acquistata da Mauro Pacini nel 1983, trasformata e dotata delle più avanzate tecniche...

  • Colle Massari

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

  • Terralsole

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

  • Villa Cafaggio

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

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Good that you've clarified what wine excites you now and are focusing ... ... ... recco of Florence & Tuscany is also a good one. Not sure why I wasn't thinking of that one, too, unless it was because I've never flown into that town. But again, Spain seems to be the answer, and Valencia is a lovely area. My daughter was just there over the ho... Read More

    Forum post in the topic One Day in Europe for Wine...


  • Okay, so the last photo is a different book.  (Read carefully at the ... ... opens on the countryside of Tuscany, I hope, and a wall that looks like a very old library with books about wine and trompe l'oeil curtains.  Assuming I can convince her to do it.  Money might have to change hand Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Taste of California Wine...


  • Blumond NV

    Snoothrank:

    Sweet, fizzy, wet, musky but not in an entirely off-putting way. It's an unexpected character that encourages the imbiber to slow down to enjoy the experience. Although not likely to be on my regular pick-up list, I'm grateful for having tried it. Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • Ampeleia Kepos 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • La Massa Toscana Giampolo Motta 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by Dave Mooty


  • " but the idea of some pan-Italian red sauce restaurant wouldn't ... ... the south of Italy, not from Tuscany. But the producers in Chianti so dominated the export market that even today when most people think of Italian wine, they think of Chianti. It's Italian. It goes with Italian food.Anyway, here's the place I was talking about:http://www... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Help me out here


  • Sorry, PS:As you can read, it's Italian, from Tuscany.  It's Sangiovese.  The basket thing is no longer favourable as far as fine wine goes.  Probably wasn't in it's day either, but this is a few years older than I am! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Help me out here


  • Red - Vinovino mentioned something really important. Do keep a little note of ... ... an ocean of wine just in Tuscany. It's not at all like Apothic - it tends to be leaner and higher in acidity, but if you acquire a taste for those, you can drink a lot of good wine inexpensively. If you like the juicier jammier style of Apothic, look to warm ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Welcome, Irish. Good to see you like Barolos as well as the cabs and malbecs. ... Tuscans (all mentioned from Tuscany with plenty of sangiovese in them)? Any other whites besides chards you've enjoyed?Even more to the point, what kinds of wines are you making, and where?Chee Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Da Vinci Chianti Riserva 2012

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    Inviting and classic sun drenched, dusty Sangiovese aromas with strawberry and raspberry notes that are slightly floral. Medium-light bodied in the mouth, this has soft strawberry and cranberry fruit, loamy clay notes and a touch of cinnamon-clove on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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