Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti are all names that evoke Tuscany. This famous Italian region has a rich, complex, and very interesting terroir, with wines that have experienced a real revival in recent years.
A rich and diverse Region
Tuscany is best known for its Chiantis, but it has much more to offer! Its terroir is home to the production of a large number of appellation wines. Over the last 30 or 40 years, thanks to a rich and interesting terroir, the vineyards have seen a revival of Chianti wines with the appearance of the “Super Tuscans” in the 1990s. This production of alternative, high-end wines has given rise to cult wines such as Ornellaia and Sassicaia, which are among the most famous in Italy. Born as a table wine in Italy, they now have a unique appellation, the DOC Bolgheri, created in 1994.
Today, Tuscany is one of the most dynamic wineproducing regions in Italy. This development has been led by the classic red wines made from the local grape variety: Sangiovese, one of the noblest grape varieties
in Italy. It gives rise to the famous Brunello di Montalcino. They are excellent wines for ageing.
The vineyards are located on rolling, not very high, hills, which benefit from the freshness of the sea and allow the production of wines of great balance. The variation in soil and climate allows the winemakers to produce wines with a personal, complex and elegant style.
Powerful, fragrant and spicy wines that go well with Mediterranean cuisine, grilled meats or meats in sauce like Osso Buco.
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