Five wines you should try while in Tuscany
The Tuscany region is one of the most visited region of Italy for many reasons: among them, the wines! So, if you are planning to go to Florence, as well as Pisa or wherever in Tuscany, do not forget to taste at least one of the wines we suggest you. You will not regret it!
We are obliged to start with the Chianti Classico, as it is surely one of the most known Tuscan wines.
The Chianti region covers an area that goes from the city of Florence to Siena; here the wine is produced under the control of the Consorzio Del Vino Chianti Classico, with the aim of promoting the wine of the region, drawing the attention to its high quality.
The Chianti Classico is a wine that tends to be medium-bodied with a high acidity. It has a delicate floral aroma and flavor.
Vin Santo is very well known as well. It has been made since at least the middle Ages in various classified areas in Tuscany, as Chianti, Carmignano and Montepulciano.
It is a straw wine and thanks to the way it is produced, it preserves the grapes natural sugars; in fact the Vin Santo is classed as a dessert wine because of its sweetness, even if the sweetness levels can vary.
It is often consumed with a typical almond-scented biscuit called amaretto.
Then, let us talk about Brunello di Montalcino, a red Tuscan wine produced exactly in the vineyards of Montalcino. Its name comes from a grape variety that was believed to be an individual one. Just after a few years, it was discovered that Sangiovese wine and Brunello were the same grape variety!
It was given the first Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) designation, so it is among the Italian most expensive wines.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Vino Nobile is another well-known Tuscan red wine produced in Montepulciano. It is made from the Sangiovese grapes, blended with Canaiolo Nero and other local varieties, as Mammolo. It is not to be confused with Montepulciano dAbruzzo!
It became famous thanks to Adamo Fanetti who gave it its noble name in 1930. Nowadays it has received the DOCG denomination and it is well known all over Italy.
Bolgheri Super Tuscan
Finally yet importantly, the Sassicaia is a very renowned Tuscan wine too. Tenuta San Guido in the DOC Bolgheri in Tuscany produces it and it is with no doubts a Bordeaux-style red wine.
It was first produced in 1948 using Cabernet Sauvignon vines and for a long time it was consumed just by the family; it was considered just a simple Vino da tavola, so a wine of little complexity, but today it has been granted its own DOC, Bolgheri Sassicata DOC and it is the only wine from a single estate that has this special privilege in Italy.
So lets discover all the Italian wines, of course starting by Tuscany!