Toscana, milestone for best Italian wines.
Welcome to Tuscany: the excellence of Italian wines. Hills and valleys, DOCG, Doc and IGT.
A little bit of history.
Historically, the cultivation of the vine in Tuscany began with the ancient Romans. At the beginning, the cultivation of grapes flourished especially in southern Tuscany. However, after the invasions of the Barbarians from Northern Europe, production stopped for long time. The activity re-started after Christian time. certainly thanks to the monks who classified and preserved all varieties. In other words, Tuscany started to focus the production of red grapes only in the 1800’s. However, the region imposed its style very soon, becoming a point of reference for enology.
The Region and its wine.
Every time we open a bottle of wine, we embark on a journey through history. Certainly, a trip through flavours and tradition of a territory and country. Learning a little bit about the origin of the wine you are sipping, will make the moment unique.
Let’s start then.
Tuscany, the region of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano, producing local but worldwide famous grapes. Surely known for famous red wines, such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Toscana produces whites too.
White wines made with grape varieties like Ansonica, Malvasia, trebbiano toscano, Vermentino e Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
Most important Red grapes are Aleatico, Canaiolo, Malvasia, Montepulciano e Sangiovese.
Local original grapes are, obviously, preferred and preserved, however Toscana produces amazing “international” grapes. Likewise, autochthone grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir, give here incredible wines. The area is named Bolgheri, located in the western side of Tuscany, close to the Mediterranean Sea. The “Supertuscan” project gave its fruits. That is to say “Superfamous” wines, absolutely appreciated inbound and outbound.
White wines from Tuscany, as the Vernaccia di San Gimignano, are considered the best of Italian wines. Vi Santo, deserve a special mention. Not only is a very fascinating wine in terms of organoleptic properties, but for its unique production technique and maturation as well.
We recommend to try some of the followings:
White wines to try from Tuscany:
Elba Ansonica Acquabona 2018 (Livorno)
Vernaccia di San Gimignano Montenidoli Fiore 2016 (San Gimignano – Siena)
Colli di Luni vermentino Vigneto Mezzaluna Boriassi 2015 (fosdinovo – Massa)
Red wines to try from Tuscany:
2010 Chianti Classico Val delle Corti (Radda in chianti – Siena)
2011 Cortona Syrah Il Borgo Tenimenti d’Alessandro (Cortona – Arezzo)
2010 Morellino di Scansano brumaio Tenuta Pietramora di Collefagiano (Scansano – Grosseto)
2009 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Nocio dei Boscarelli (Montepulciano – Siena)
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