Fine Italian Tuscany wine is a real treat for your body and soul. But what are the best wine to buy and to drink when visiting Tuscany when there are so many of them? If you are not familiar with selecting Italian wine you may find yourself asking this question as many other Tuscany tourists.
Being blessed by living in Tuscany and tasting Tuscan wines directly from wineries, I've gathered for you all you need to know about wine from this region of Italy.
Here you will find the list of best Tuscan red wines, winemaking region map and serving temperature and tips - for an easy navigation through the big variety of Tuscan wines.
And here you can find more information about which wineries to visit in Tuscany.
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Tuscany is a famous wine region in Italy. Vineyards on Tuscan coast are mainly located in the following provinces: Massa-Carrara, Lucca, Pisa, Livorno, Grosseto, Florence and Siena.
If you move down from north to south along the coast the first Tuscan winemaking region is Massa-Carrara. This region offers the smallest wine production volume.
Below you'll find Tuscany wine region map.
Tuscany Wine Region Map
In the province of Lucca, Tuscany the main production is concentrated in the area of Colline Lucchesi having a status DOC, and also in the place called Montecarlo. In short, Lucca winemaking still has a lot to improve to reach the level of quality of its neighbours.
Among the best Lucca wineries I can mention Fabbrica di San Martino, Fattoria Colleverde, Fattoria La Torre and Tenuta di Valgiano.
Many vineyards of Pisa province are located far from the sea, and are classified as DOC Chianti or Colli Etruria Centrale. The best region of winemaking in Pisa is, perhaps, around Montescudaio nearby Bolgheri. And best Tuscan wines of Pisa province normaly have a label Toscana IGT.
Examples of affordable Italian red wines: 4 - 6 Euro a bottle
Livorno province is known due to its Bolgheri, first of all Sassicaia having a DOC status. On the south of Livorno province there's also a winemaking region Val di Cornia DOC.
The most southern province of Tuscany Grosseto has two main winemaking regions - Morellino di Scansano and Montecucco. Morellino is already well-known on the international markets while Montecucco still has to work more on reaching the strict international acceptance and standards.
In my opinion, Tuscan wines from Grosseto having Maremma Toscana IGT label make perfect choice considering their variety and quality.
Tuscan provinces of Florence and Siena are extremely rich in excellent winemaking. I will cover these further down the page in more details.
Here you can find more Italian red wine information about calories, proteins, fats and carbs depending on its type.
When selecting Italian wine you might meet three main labels:
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“What is Chianti - region or wine?” - you ask me.
And I’ll tell you “Both”.
Chianti is the area where Chianti wine is produced. You will find that Chianti and Chianti Classico are two different winemaking regions. And they both have the status of DOCG wines (manufacturers of fine Italian red wine).
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Montalcino, Italy is a special area of Tuscany which is specialized on luxury wine tasting and tourism. Wineries in Montalcino are neat and elegant, and Montalcino wines are of excellent quality.
Many rich people from the whole world choose for wine tasting in Montalcino, Italy.
Brunello di Montalcino is famous not only in Italy but throughout the world.
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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is produced near the town Montepulciano, in the province of Siena, Italy.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is characterized by the long vesting period (it has to mature for 2-3 years in wooden barrels) and a limited area of production.
Nobile di Montepulciano has a deep ruby red color and a strong character.
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Morellino di Scansano
The grapes for producing Morellino di Scansano are grown in the province of Grosseto.
The particular growing area for Morellino is called Maremma, and it has perfect climate for growing grapes. It's covered by the sea breezes and it gets plenty of rain all year round.
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I wish you have great gastronomic holidays!
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