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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • DaVinci Wine

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

  • Castello di Monsanto

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

  • Machiavelli

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

  • Castello di Poppiano

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

  • Villa Cafaggio

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

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Gabbiano Nebbiolo Chianti 2003

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    Wine review by angiewiner


  • a little discovery of quite a big wine. we are always on the search for unknown ... most of the coastal wines in Tuscany cost so much.Its around 60 dollars a bottle not bad thinking we'd spent so much for other big names in the same area that were equal to the quality of this bottle that cost less Read More

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  • Dròmos IGT Maremma Toscana 2003

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    An intense and complex wine. Soft tannins in balance with a lively acidity. deep red, elegance in the bouquet is found as well on the palate. an explosion of blackberries with a long finsih going from chocolate to tobacco. Read More

    Wine review by My wine


  • Dròmos IGT Maremma Toscana 2004

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    Dròmos 2004 is juicy and fresh, with hints of blackberries ,white chocolate and a rasberry finsh. This wine has a great equlibrium in the bouquet and in the taste, has soft tannins and a lively acidity matched with the great extract and a long clean finish. Read More

    Wine review by My wine


  • Dròmos IGT Maremma Toscana 2005

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    Dròmos 2005 IGT Maremma TuscanyThe vintage in Tuscany was a little rainy that season, but it was positive because the grapes had a perfect maturation of the tannins in between the rainfall, because the estate is 8 miles from the mediterranean sea and is always well ventilated keeping the grapes dry. This was perfect conditions for very elegant ... Read More

    Wine review by My wine


  • Tenuta San Guido Red Bordeaux Blend Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia 2001

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    Very mineral nose, very refined. A beautiful wine - soft and luxurious wine with a solid finish on tannins with prunes. Read More

    Wine review by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2003

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    Wine review by padden


  • Vecchia Cantina Brunello di Montalcino 2001

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    It is drinking quite nicely. Smooth tannins and lots of cherries on the nose. drink now. Read More

    Wine review by Sovereign89


  • Chianti Classico Ris Castello di Monsanto Castello di Monsanto Italien Toscana 2003

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    Wine review by zkittle


  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2006

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    A bit of a hot nose, with cherries and leather. Good acidity, like most Italian wines, paired well with salami, cheese and salad. Well balanced, decent fruits - red berries and plums. Some subtle earthiness, but its a fairly fruit forward and simple wine. Read More

    Wine review by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


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