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...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

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...

  • Principe Corsini

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

  • Fattoria Della Aiola

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

  • La Magia

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

  • Villa Cafaggio

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

  • Fattoria Il Poggio

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

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Castellani Biagio Toscana IGT 2003


    To me, this wine has a tart berry flavor with a very dry finish. It lacks the rich "darker" flavors that I prefer. Purchased for $21, I think it goes real well with a nice Italian red sauce type of dinner. I don't think it's a great wine to have if you're just looking for an evening drink on it's own. Read More

    Wine review by gregonweb

  • Fattoria di Felsina Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 1993


    This opens with a huge bay leaf and vanilla bubblegum tone, the oak here is still obvious with very little fruit in evidence though there are nice tones of earth, tobacco, and prosciutto fat adding some complexity. The texture is creamy and velvetty with lowish acidity and finely polished tannins. The core or bitter black cherry fruit remains wi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Azienda Agricola la Torre Brunello di Montalcino 2001


    Second time trying this gorgeous 2001 Brunello. A very traditional rendition of Brunello that shows a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers, wild berries and earth. It was like taking a deep breath in a spring garden. Wonderfully balanced and a great compliment to the Osso Bucco that accompanied it. Its lively acidity carried flavors of sour fr... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Felsina Vin Santo 1990


    I think I love Vin Santo, the biggest reason is the number one thing, the few Ive had really remind me of my Grandfathers pipe smoke. Amazing what childhood memories do to you. The nose on this was candy sweet with layers of spices and wood. Fruitcake and maple syrup. Then you sip it and the sweetness is nowhere near as prevalent as youd exp... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Felsina Vin Santo 1990


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    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 1990


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    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Felsina Vin Santo 1990


    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


    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


    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


    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

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