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...

  • 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 ...

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...

  • Machiavelli

    Country: Italy Wine region: Tuscany Address: Loc. Sant'andrea In Percussina , San Casciano In Va...

  • Villa Cafaggio

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

  • Castello di Poppiano

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

  • La Magia

    The winery "La Magia" lies just north of the roman abbey of St. Antimo. It is not only situated i...

  • Barone Ricasoli

    For ten consecutive centuries, the property and the superior management of Brolio had always b...

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 1990

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    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Felsina Vin Santo 1990

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    Effusive aromas of vanilla, toffee, coffee crema soar from the glass with deep tones of dried apricot, smoky caramel and butterscotch and a lurking edge of bitter orange peel flambe. In the mouth this retains impressive power yet has fine balance with a thick yet neither cloying or overly sweet character that has lovely depth to it's slightly bi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Nando Chianti Classico Riserva del Capo 2004

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    Very deep and complex on the nose with a rush of toffee and vanilla over spicy apricot and roasted berry fruit. Still very youthful and ominated by butterscotch and smoky caramel oak notes. A big, powerful style of Chianti that is sweetly fruited with fine acids but remains a bit clumsy on the back end.A popular style in an easy drinking paradig... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Fattoria Dei Barbi Colombini Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 2003

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    This has a big, roasted black raspberry torte of a nose with all the light toast, baked spices and apricot glaze notes. With air this gains a touch of tarriness to the fruit and a balsamic top note. Big and powerful in the mouth, the tannins have a slight unripe edge to them that contributes a touch of underlying bitterness to the dark, coffee t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Azienda Agricola la Torre Brunello di Montalcino 2001

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    Classically leathery on the nose with just a background note of band-aid this is aromatically rich and powerful with a dense core of dark and smoky fruit. Big and bright on the attack with superb ripe tannins and great spicy, black currant, black berry fruit. Still a touch short on the finish as a brisk limestone earthiness clamps down. Lovely t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 1990

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    With just an initial whiff of brett to lose this opens with a richly fruited nose tinged with sour and meaty notes. Deep and a touch sharply spicy this offers up nuanced notes of charcoal and clay as well as ashy and stony tones that frame the sweet black raspberry fruit so well. A touch of cigar wrapper adds to the mix with air. The palate fulf... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • San Giusto Rentennano a Chianti Classico Riserva 1990

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    This opens with very soft and subtle aromatics that recall old goatskin, dusty gravel and fading spices. With air there appears a slight confiture of green grapes that gains sweetness and reddens into a classic dark red cherry note. Big and rich in the mouth with vibrant acids contrasting the fine plush tannins that give this wine an added bit o... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Badia a Coltibuono Sangioveto 1990

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    This open slowly revealing a strong mineral tone on opening that recalls smoky gun flint. Adding layered earthy notes with air then dried floral tones, tobacco and cranberry. In the mouth this is soft with wonderful integration tot he almost fully resolved structure. Wiry and austere the acidity keeps this mouth watering and the background notes... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1990

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    Wine review by SteveC123


  • Melini Chianti Classico Riserva Laborel 2003

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    Wine review by tulaw


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