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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Villa di Geggiano

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

  • Principe Corsini

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

  • Villa Cafaggio

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

  • Tenuta Caparzo

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

  • Fattoria Il Poggio

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

  • Fattoria Della Aiola

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

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • Toscana Ghiaie Della Furba 2000

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    Fabulous!!! Opened on 5-31-07: Beautiful nose. Smooth, rich deep color, medium-heavy, with smooth tanins; superb. Bought every bottle I could find! Read More

    Wine review by bears2nddad


  • Solaia Antinori Toscana Vino Rosso Italiano 2003

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    Wow! This is a Super Tuscan at a relatively mini price. It has a big nose, deep ruby color, strong oak and long finish. Not over-powering, and matches well with bbq chicken or steak. I've gone back to the store 3 times for this one. Read More

    Wine review by bears2nddad


  • Brolio Chianti Classico 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by flurowitz


  • Antinori Orvieto Classico 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by SusieJ


  • Prestige Querceto Chianti Riserva 2005

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    This Classico is made from the tradional grapes and aged in oak. Read More

    Wine review by eric Barnard


  • Castello Banfi 2005

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    Banfi Chianti Classico is a rich ruby red wine made from the area's famous Sangiovese grapes. Fresh and well-ballanced with pleasing aromas of cherries and plums. Read More

    Wine review by eric Barnard


  • Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by Stan33


  • Ama Chianti Bellavista 2004

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    Rich and dense, soft and elegant, a touch of class. Read More

    Wine review by danpetroski


  • Regaleali Rosso del Conte 2004

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    A wine of complete balance and I am subdued by the wine which makes it not overtly impressive. From southern Italy you hope to find a wine with a little more savage instinct. Wine lingers on the palate for minutes or more. Read More

    Wine review by danpetroski


  • Avignonesi Vin Santo 1995

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    Liquid Caramel. Had to change the glass after tasting this wine. Marsala like. Diesel. Volatile. Oily. Viscous. Never seen anything like it except in my automotive parts store. Read More

    Wine review by danpetroski


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