Tuscan wine is definitely among the best wines in Italy.
If you have already tried Tuscan wine, you know what we mean.
Tuscany is one of the most popular wine destinations and produces more than 70 DOCG wines (Controlled designation of origin guaranteed).
Even though the Chianti is probably the most common and popular, Tuscany offers a lot more.
The core production is red wine based on the Sangiovese grape, cultivated in the centre of the region.
Brunello di Montalcino, Morellino di Scansano and Chianti come from this signature red grape.
The characteristic people love when open a bottle of these amazing reds is the strong smell of cherries and redcurrants, followed by the notes of dried herbs.
If you go towards the coast you can find what we call “Super Tuscan” wines, produced with Sangiovese grape blended with non native grapes, such as Cabernet Sauvignon.
But there is also a great white, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano, which is among the top Tuscan wines!
Vernaccia has a long history: it has been produced since the Renaissance and reached the DOCG status in 1993.
And if you like sweet wines to accompany the dessert, Tuscany produces the white Vin Santo and the red Elba Aleatico Passito.
What a great variety!
If you are a wine lover, there are plenty of tours you can book for a fantastic experience.
They are great chances to visit lovely areas with professional guide, do some wine tastings and eat the best local food to pair with wine.
Definitely a good idea to spend a few days in Tuscany and enjoy the best wine!
Which Tuscan wine would you like to taste first?
And if you want to discover more about the Chianti region read our blog!