Tuscany

Description

Description

A land of enchantment if there ever was one, Tuscany is, to its legions of fans, synonymous with epicurean delights. Florence, the region’s capital, is surrounded on all sides by sumptuous landscapes upon which Sangiovese grapes reign supreme, and where wineries expertly transform them into one of the region’s many prestigious appellations. Chianti Classico, and the various Colli that are derived from it, are likely the most famous in this regard. While the great wines of Brunello di Montalcino have recently received high praise, some lesser known appellations, like Morellino di Scansano and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, are also worth discovering, as are Bolgheri’s "Super Tuscans", Bordeaux blends which use grape varieties like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Since the 1970s, the Bolgheri area has been ground zero for a wine revolution in Italy. Its wines, which are among the most expensive and popular, pair perfectly with chargrilled steak Fiorentina, one of Tuscany’s more readily available and delicious specialties.

What to do?

Besides Florence, Tuscany boasts an impressive roster of worthy tourist destinations. Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano naturally top any list, but Val d'Orcia and Maremma Toscana should not be overlooked for their beautiful scenery, nor should the pristine shores of the island of Elba in the heart of the Tuscan archipelago, where Napoleon lived in exile over 200 years ago.

Wines

Flagship Wine Grapes

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Canaiolo Nero
  • Malvasia
  • Sangiovese
  • Trebbiano
  • Vernaccia

Flagship Wine Appellations

  • Bolgheri DOC
  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
  • IGT Toscana
  • Maremma Toscana DOC

Vitivinicoles activities in the region

Wine and food pairing

Wine and food pairing

Wine Tasting

A land of enchantment if there ever was one, Tuscany is, to its legions of fans, synonymous with epicurean delights. Florence, the region’s capital, is surrounded on all sides by sumptuous landscapes upon which Sangiovese grapes reign supreme, and where wineries expertly transform them into one of the region’s many prestigious appellations. Chianti Classico, and the various Colli that are derived from it, are likely the most famous in this regard. While the great wines of Brunello di Montalcino have recently received high praise, some lesser known appellations, like Morellino di Scansano and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, are also worth discovering, as are Bolgheri’s "Super Tuscans", Bordeaux blends which use grape varieties like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Since the 1970s, the Bolgheri area has been ground zero for a wine revolution in Italy. Its wines, which are among the most expensive and popular, pair perfectly with chargrilled steak Fiorentina, one of Tuscany’s more readily available and delicious specialties.

What to do?

Besides Florence, Tuscany boasts an impressive roster of worthy tourist destinations. Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano naturally top any list, but Val d'Orcia and Maremma Toscana should not be overlooked for their beautiful scenery, nor should the pristine shores of the island of Elba in the heart of the Tuscan archipelago, where Napoleon lived in exile over 200 years ago.

Flagship Wine Grapes

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Canaiolo Nero
  • Malvasia
  • Sangiovese
  • Trebbiano
  • Vernaccia

Flagship Wine Appellations

  • Bolgheri DOC
  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
  • IGT Toscana
  • Maremma Toscana DOC

Vitivinicoles activities in the region

Wine and food pairing

Wine and food pairing

Wine Tasting

Vineyards