Tuscany

Tuscany (Italian: Toscana, pronounced [tosˈkaːna]) is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 square kilometres (8,900 sq mi) and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Florence (Firenze).Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contain well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany produces wines, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino.
Posts about Tuscany
  • 2012 Fattoria di Sammontana Chianti DOCG I want to bring Chianti...

    … 2012 Fattoria di Sammontana Chianti DOCG I want to bring Chianti back - Chianti wines aren’t just a total fiasco, guys (hehe). Quite the scrumptious nose - ripe red and black cherries, plums, aged sweet balsamic, rosemary, sage, thyme, and dried cranberries. Loads of cherries, plums, and dried cranberries on the palate with some mushrooms. Great acidity. Sounds like pasta should be on the menu! 4/5 bones $$ Sangiovese, Canaiolo 13% abv Chianti (Tuscany), ITALY …

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  • Italy: "wines of the moment"

    … and still be disappointed, this a very good example balancing meatiness and grip with nice maturing fruit. Tesco £14.99 Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2011, Cantina Valpantena (Corvina, Rondinella, 15%) - Similar comments on price/quality as above could apply, this very tasty blockbuster red has lush and spicy fruit, balsamic notes and full-on rounded…

    Richard Mark James/ Wine Writing- 4 readers -
  • A barrel of…questions

    … a wonderful wine — so good that the Food and Wine magazine’s Italian wing declared it the best Sangiovese in Italy last fall. Better than Sangiovese from the Chianti regions. It’s made with organic grapes, and we’ll be getting the certification paperwork for future orders so we can label it that way. It’s a big wine, and that means you need pretty…

    Vine Art ... from the palate of first vine wine online- 1 readers -
  • Deconstructing the Masseto vineyard: Scion and rootstock

    …Masseto is one of the the world's leading Merlot wines and its 6.63 ha vineyard is ensconced within the confines of the larger Ornellaia vineyard in Bolgheri, Tuscany. It has been difficult to obtain information on the details of this vineyard so I have undertaken the task of deconstructing it using data from publicly available sources as well…

    Wine -- Mise en abymein Merlot- 1 readers -
  • Ornellaia tasting on Thursday

    … Ornellaia tasting on Thursday Gasbarro’s Wines on Federal Hill in Providence is about to do it again with another elite tasting. On Thursday night they are pouring five wines from the Ornellaia Estate in Tuscany. Italian Super Tuscans have acquired a cult status in the wine world and none more more so than Ornellaia. The elite Italian wine…

    Frederick Thurber/ The Wine Observer- 1 readers -
  • Heart of Italy: The US Debut of Romagna Sangiovese Riserva 2011

    … the very most of the vine, as good wines are a faithful reflection of the environment in which they are grown: a combination of soil, climate and growing methods”. Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour with aromas of smoky earth, wild flowers and cherry. Wild berries, cherry and plum notes lead the way, whilst graphite minerals, licorice…

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  • Exploring The Red and White Wines of Northern Italy

    … down quite like that. It was more like this: Wayne regaled me with a tale how he came to make wine in Italy and how he returned to his current role. I also calmly asked, if it ain’t oak, what the heck is going on with these white wines? A red wine grape, Refosco, was discussed. A quick trip to Tuscany was undertaken. Finally, more geekiness…

    Jameson Fink/ Jameson Finkin Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Giordano Chianti d.o.c.g. 2013

    …Giordano Chianti d.o.c.g. 2013, Tuscany, Italy, $15 (S) – Rating 91 Very typical of this beautiful variety (Sangiovese) from an even more beautiful wine region. Aromas of cherry, dark chocolate and spice. A soft mouth-feel with defined tannins and balanced acidity. On the palate, flavors of black cherry, plum and pomegranate with plenty dark spice. Spice and chocolate in the finish. Buy This Wine The post Giordano Chianti d.o.c.g. 2013 appeared first on Wine Blog - Bacchus and Beery. …

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  • Video: Wines of Central Italy

    … and viticulture. Beginning on the Adriatic coast in the region of Marche and winding through serene and beautiful Umbria, the journey concludes amid the rolling hills and medieval history of Tuscany, home to some of the world’s favourite wines. This video produced by director Jim Fitzpatrick. …

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  • Indigenous Italy

    … different style of bubbly wine that is meant to be light, fruity and refreshing. Further south and off the coast of the “boot,” the Mt Etna wine region of Sicily surrounds the tallest active volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world, with vineyards planted on volcanic soil. Mt Etna white wines are made from the grapes Carricante…

    Wine Maven in Training- 1 readers -
  • Tasting Montefalco Sagrantino and Rosso

    … for decades. The 1970s brought a revival, however, with more knowledgeable and slightly gently vinification making slightly more amenable wines, but no mistake, Sagrantino di Montefalco, now more often called Montefalco Sagrantino, is no babe-in-arms. Italian wine law dictates that the wine, consisting of 100 percent sagrantino grapes, must age 30 months…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 1 readers -
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