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

  • 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 ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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

  • DaVinci Wine

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

  • Tenuta Caparzo

    The “Caparzo” name seems to originate from Ca' Pazzo, as seen in several ancient maps. The vineya...

  • Tenuta di Torciano

    The “Tenuta Torciano” estate is situated near San Gimignano, in “località Ulignano”, a panoramic ...

  • Castello di Argiano

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

  • Colle Massari

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

  • Isole e Olena

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

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Buccia Nera Chianti Guarniente 2015

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    clear, medium ruby; clean, mild nose of peppers and black cherry; dry, heavily bodied with lots of tannins, blackberries, licorice, white pepper, tar and leathery; complex and lasted a bit :) Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Riserva Montesodi 2010

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    spicy yet cool melony nose; some dark fruits and liquorice Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino 2011

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    bold, dark, fruity, savoury Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Villa Masseto Toscana 2006

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    I would love for Villa Masseto Toscana to visit La Masseria Palm Beach Gardens; Soon. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    I was expecting more but it was satisfying. Plenty of red berry fruit, tannins, acidity, spice and herbal tones. There was a slight barnyard funk to this that needs 45 mins. of decanting. 88 points - Drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by finney


  • Somewhere I have a few bottles JD, so we can try them. Again, it's not a ... ... acidity that you get in Tuscany isn't there.But what does that mean? It's like Malbec in Mendoza vs Malbec from the Loire. I really think that they just need to see how it's going to do in some region in Washington and deal with it as something that has no antece... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • "The Leonetti Sangiovese is probably more of a novelty item Jack. It's ... ... a lot planted outside of Tuscany, it means newer plantings. That means more money.There's actually some good Sangiovese elsewhere - Leonetti for sure but I had some decent stuff in Temecula of all places. OTOH, it's $30+/bottle and you can get Chianti Classico for le... Read More

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  • Riecine Sebastiano I.G.T Bianco Passito 1999

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    rich coffee flavours, like a fine port Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • I Veroni Chianti Rufina 2014

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    Dark berry and herbal oregano notes are almost grassy and do show some fruit notes of cherry and raspberry. Rich and earthy notes of raspberry, red currant and cherry in the mouth with fresh spice and pleasant tannic structure supporting the fruit. A terroir driven wine with character and style. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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