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Tuscany Wine Region in Italy

Tuscan wine is the heart and soul of Italy. Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance and the modern Italain language. The cultural and political dominance has faded but the wine industry has gone from strength to strength.

Quick facts about Tuscany

Tuscany wine region
  • Capital: Florence
  • Major Grape varieties: Trebbiano, Vernaccia, Malvasia, Chardonnay, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Best known wines: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Vin Santo
  • Food specialties:Bistecca alla Fiorentina, Panzaella (bread salad), Chicken Cacciatora

Some outstanding Tuscan Wines

One of the most exciting and long lived wines made from Sangiovese in the Tuscany region is Brunello di Montalcino. The style is associated with the producer Biondi-Santi. The wine is made from the Brunello strain of Sangiovese, believed to be the best. The wine is made from the single variety, many other red wines from the region are made from blends.

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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a long lived and full bodied red wine. It is made in the area around the town of Montepulciano, 120 km South West of Florence. The wine is made from Sangiovese. There is another grape variety called Montepulciano, but it is not used in this area. Montepulciano d'Abbruzzi is a wine made from the Multipulciano grape but it has nothing to do with Vino Nobile...Confused? Well this is Italy.

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