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

  • Fattoria La Lecciaia

    La Lecciaia acquistata da Mauro Pacini nel 1983, trasformata e dotata delle più avanzate tecniche...

  • La Magia

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

  • Casanova di Neri

    The "Fiesole" vineyard is situated opposite the farmhouse of the same name where we have our offi...

  • Fattoria Della Aiola

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

  • Castello di Argiano

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

  • Villa di Geggiano


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  • Antinori Orvieto Classico 2005


    I believe Orvieto has received a bad reputation or has been "hidden" because of Pinto Grigio. This is a fantastic wine that has an outstanding acidic lemony nose. The finish is crisp and clean, if you are tired of typically Pinto Grigio's definitely give this wine a try. Read More

    Wine review by BCoyle

  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by pdrosos

  • Ruffino Il Leo Chianti Superiore 2005


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    Wine review by enotheque

  • Principesco Brunello di Montalcino 1999


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    Wine review by Sara Lichty

  • Aziano Chianti Classico 2006


    nice quaffer, no headache next morning, nice light simple wine. no acidic after taste. good one to have in stock for everyday use. like a nice vino da tavola in a good restaurant in italy Read More

    Wine review by brendan coram

  • Aziano Chianti Classico 2006


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    Wine review by brendan coram

  • Banfi Col di Sasso Cab/Sang 2005


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    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

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