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

  • Colle Massari

    The sister and brother Maria Iris and Claudio Tipa, who have always shared their passion tor natu...

  • Riecine

    Located in the heart of Tuscany, in the small community of Gaiole in Chianti, Riecine takes its p...

  • Fattoria Il Poggio

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

  • Fattoria La Lecciaia

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

  • Castello di Argiano

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

  • Tenuta di Torciano

    The “Tenuta Torciano” estate is situated near San Gimignano, in “località Ulignano”, a panoramic ...

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Tuscany on Snooth

  • I Veroni Chianti Rufina Riserva 2013

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    Tart strawberry and cherry notes on the nose with some spice and rose petal aromas. This is deceptively tannic in the mouth, demonstrating puckering structure and high acidity with notes of cranberry and strawberry and a finish that's herbal and earthy with good salinity and minerality. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial



  • Podere Ciona Toscana Montegrossoli 2013

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    struggling somewhat with this wine as it seems the merlot is taking away from the sangovese and alicante. just not the best blend! there is a bitterness that belies what seems to taste well. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Fattoria I Veroni Chianti Riserva 2009

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    Soft red fruit on the nose with a hint of floral notes and some raspberry preserves. This has nice spice on the mouth with milk chocolate strawberry and cherry notes, chewy tannins, dusty earth and an okay smoky finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Fattoria I Veroni Chianti Riserva 2006

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    Dense mineral earthiness, plum, black cherry and strawberry on the nose. Chocolate and black olive on the palate, good fresh acidity and dusty fruit notes of cherry and raspberry. This is quite earthy and has a touch of salinity towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Bindi Sergardi Chianti Colli Senesi Al Canapo 2014

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    Absolutely wonderful! One of the best I have had in a while. Perfectly rich and smooth. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico Tenuta Sant'Alfonso 2012

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    Well done. Starwberries and cherries dominate the nose with black currant, earth and oak filling in. Medium chewy tannins meld with balanced acidity to give this mouthwatering and lingering aftertaste. Drink now - Paul 90 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Carpineto Dogajolo IGT 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by pandjonb


  • Collezione di Paolo Chianti 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Fattoria del Cerro Rosso di Toscana Manero 2013

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    Soft and easy drinking, this has ample fruit, earthy tones, minimal tannic profile with matching acidity this said food. Drink now - Paul 89 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • I would like to propose you the wines from Montecarlo, near Lucca in Tuscany. Maybe they are not so renowed but their quality is very good and are highly appreciated by lovers of good wine.

    Comment by 195421Linda71 195421 Linda71


  • Your pricing on the Ruffino Oro is well below wholesale. It should retail around $33.00

    Comment by 428417Runningwineguy 428417 Runningwineguy


  • hi all, does anyone have an opinion of the 'pian delle vigne 2204 antinori red'? OMG Bella!

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