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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Castello di Poppiano

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

  • Principe Corsini

    Believing in the future, working hard and even risking when the market requires resourcefulness: ...

  • Fattoria Il Poggio

    The history of the farm “Il Poggio” is nearly as ancient as its land, which has always rewarded m...

  • Tenuta Caparzo

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

  • Villa Pillo

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

  • Corte alla Flora

    We are in the splendid land of Tuscany, the land of the Etruscans, with their great tradition, th...

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Banfi Col di Sasso Cab/Sang 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Ghostshadow

  • Querciabella Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Camartina 2004


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    Wine review by Matthew Smyth

  • I may be the only one harping on the Italian Agricultural Ministry's decision ... to sell as Sangiovese from Tuscany you know who I am talking to. Give us clean and honest wines - show me the Dolcetto and the Asprinio, the Grillo and the Teroldego. This is an opportunity to raise awareness of lesser known growing regions, so don't blow it on ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic It's My DOC in a Box

  • Pieve Santa Restituta Promis Toscana IGT 1999


    Very dry, oaky, woodsy, light silax notes. A very drying, tannic wine,even still after almost 10 years. Its well aged and the fruit has died down, but still powerful. Personally, although it was excellent it was a bit too woodsy and drying for me. Any fruit? possibly some stewed and baked red fruits, but hard to detect under the wood. Read More

    Wine review by 1Philip James 1 Philip James

  • Toscolo Chianti 2005


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    Wine review by pmac6765

  • Borgo Pretale Borgato Toscana IGT 1998


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    Wine review by scaff13

  • Torciano Il Cavaliere Red NV


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    Wine review by ethralls

  • Tenimenti Angelini Toscana Rosso Tuttobene 2004


    An excellent choice if you're eating Italian food! I don't particularly care to drink Chianti on its own, as I think it needs food. I picked this up for around $10, so was really an excellent bargain. Nice and dry, with medium tannin, it was perfect for our penne arrabiata, and braciole! Would definitely buy again. Read More

    Wine review by cookypuss1

  • Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino 1999


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    Wine review by silogram

  • Aziano Chianti Classico 2006


    Ruffino always seems to turn out a pretty good Chianti. This one definitely fits that category.Nice fruity aroma that follows through on the tasting. Fairly long and clean finish - the fruity taste lingers.Very good quality wine, particularly considering the price. Read More

    Wine review by WJTronoski

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