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

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • 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...

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

  • La Magia

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

  • Fattoria La Lecciaia

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

  • Castello di Poppiano

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

  • Villa di Geggiano

    AZIENDA AGRARIA BIANCHI BANDINELLI (PRODUCERS OF FINE WINES FROM TUSCANY) The Owner...

  • Castello di Argiano

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

  • 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

  • Castello Banfi Summus Super Tuscan 2004

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    Wine review by starfishes


  • Villa Trasqua Chianti Classico 1999

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    The 1999 was one of first vintages by super star oenologist Stefano Chioccioli at Villa Trasqua; originally from Greve in Chianti he was the first and currently only Italian to receive the perfect 100 points from Robert Parker Jnr. for his Redigaffi wine of Tua Rita.Stefano is convinced that the quality of the wine stems from the vineyard, with ... Read More

    Wine review by envero


  • La Massa Giorgio Primo 2003

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    Wine review by victortan


  • Ruffino Chianti 2000

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    Wine review by victortan


  • Antinori Villa Red IGT 2005

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    Wine review by swisher


  • Brancaia Tre Red Brancaia Tuscany Italy Dry Red Table Wine Red Blend 2003

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    Wine review by rzakharov


  • Sorelle Palazzi Chianti Riserva 1994

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    In July, 2007, we visited the Sorelle Palazzi at Via del Chianti, 34 - ... ... ... (PI). Although it is in Tuscany, it is not located in the Chianti region. None the less, it was my favorite of the Chiantis we tasted while we were in Italy. Even though we don't speak Italian, and they don't speak English, we had a very pleasant and enjoyable ... Read More

    Wine review by briggl


  • Sorelle Palazzi Chianti 1999

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    In July, 2007, we visited the Sorelle Palazzi at Via del Chianti, 34 - ... ... ... (PI). Although it is in Tuscany, it is not located in the Chianti region. None the less, it was my favorite of the Chiantis we tasted while we were in Italy. Even though we don't speak Italian, and they don't speak English, we had a very pleasant and enjoyable ... Read More

    Wine review by briggl


  • Ecco Domani Chianti DOCG 2006

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    Should be better for this price. Rather plain. Some light notes of red fruits, strawberry etc. Again, a slightly tart and short finish. Read More

    Wine review by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2001

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    Wine review by alazar


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