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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Principe Corsini

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

  • Castello di Poppiano

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

  • Corte alla Flora

    We are in the splendid land of Tuscany, the land of the Etruscans, with their great tradition, th...

  • Tenuta Caparzo

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

  • 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 d'Albola Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2005

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £14 from the www.cellartrade.co.uk website. ... prestigious ones come from Tuscany. The grapes are dried in the sun before being fermented in oak barrels for three years. Most are white but there are a few red examples.My bottle is white and made of the trebbiano,toscana and malvasia grapes at the Castello D'Al... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I had pasta for supper the other evening so I decided to open the last bottle ... ... to an Italian girl in Tuscany, but it was a surprise in that it turned out to be sparkling! It was a Villa Maggi Bonardo Amabile NV from the DOC of Oltrepo Pavese. However the back label did display the word 'frizzante' [in small print] which I am now guessi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Petra Hebo Suvereto 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • The location is very beautiful and very luxurious, I really like such places. There is a chance I will go there to experience. shell shockers  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tuscany and Piedmont


  • The location is very beautiful and very luxurious, I really like such places. There is a chance I will go there to experience. shell shockers  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tuscany and Piedmont


  • Sansedoni Toscana Italy Sangiovese 2017

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    while it is fruity, yet not overtly sweet, but hearty it seems to need more time in the bottle. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Tralcio Antico Morellino di Scansano 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a little shop near the hotel I stayed in when ... ... in the coastal part of Tuscany. I started my bottle last night with my pizza supper.There is plenty of a cherry and redcurrant style fruit with a hint of pepper or spice on the finish with some soft but well structured tannins. In short this was a lovely wi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • How about helping resurrect some discussion, JD?  You made a head start with the story of the meeting between you, DM and GT.  I know that the is now a spam wasteland, but I it has precisely zero effect on my communications with the valuable few.  Until the site dies on the vine, I'll continue to use it to link up with old friends and interestin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tuscany and Piedmont


  • Yeah JD, I thought of you and Fox every time I raised a glass! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tuscany and Piedmont


  • Looks like a good time. Looks like a few good wines along the way with that Ghemme, Gattinara, and Cannubi. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tuscany and Piedmont


  • Wine is the best wines of Italy and I also love to cherish the wine of sadness http://vex-3.com

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  • I loved this winery. Surprised to see this video on it https://youtu.be/zp8xQJOVY6M

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  • 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.

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

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

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