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

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

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

  • Castello di Argiano

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

  • Villa Pillo

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

  • Castello di Monsanto

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

  • Isole e Olena

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

  • DaVinci Wine

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

  • Castello di Poppiano

    I am a Tuscan wine and olive oil producer and, like other Tuscan producers who go back many gene...

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Villa a Sesta 'Il Palei' Chianti Classico Toskana DOCG 2005

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    Wine review by xfer


  • Altesino Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Rosso di Altesino 2006

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    Wine review by babyubu1


  • Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2010

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    The nose shows aromatic black cherry, bay leaf, underbrush, black cherry liquor, with a solid dark, core of fruit surrounded by subtle rustic characteristics. The palate has solid blackberry and black cherry fruit, with flint Earth, a touch of mint, and a firm, dark finish that has plenty of grip.The acidity supports everything well in this masc... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    Wine review by Kirill Menyalin


  • Flash sales are one way to buy stuff cheaply, if you know what you're ... ... Burgundy and Piedmont and Tuscany) are cheaper when they're from the '80s and '90s than since the middle of last decade when bubblicious craziness ensued. And someone's stored them for you until they're in their prime drinking windows--just know where and how they've... Read More

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  • But most Cali Sangio seems to be grown in the wrong place.  I used to date ... conversation believing that Tuscany is the wrong place to grow Sangiovese.  Go figure.  (OK, I'm being at least slightly hyperbolic.)Thanks for the additional info on Seghesio and Two Mile. Both look promisin Read More

    Forum post in the topic Washington takes on Ruffino


  • Ruffino Reserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2010

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    Aroma of plum and cherry and flowers color is deep red. On the palate I tasted cherry, some cinnamon. Medium tannins. A medium finish with noes of chocolate. An amazing wine. Rate it a 93 Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1


  • Coltibuono Chianti Classico Rs 2011

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    From kauai pasta Read More

    Wine review by skipmckenzie


  • The Ruffino virtual tasting was perfectly timed to synch up with two great ... ... great ... both cut through Tuscany, which is one of my favorite Italian wine regions.The most recent Lucha Vino match honors the Strade Bianchi, a fabulous one day race that incorporates 10 sections of white dirt roads in the 200 km course. Eight Bells Sangiove... Read More

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  • San Guisto a Rentennano Chianti Classico 2012

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    Open and demonstrative, the nose shows spiced dried red cherry, dried violets, a subtle savory undercurrent, mineral Earth, and a little cocoa powder. The palate is layered with aromatic dried cherrythat is fresh and subtly sweet, pretty Asian spice, anise, a solid dark cherry core, charred rare beef on the mid-palate, a nice tart bite, and a bi... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


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