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
  • Thanksgiving Wines ~ The Reds

    … Riserva Think RED MEAT or DESSERT From their own story: Aldo Bianchi, a native of San Gimignano, left Tuscany before the Second World War to seek fortune in the North of Italy. In 1960, he came back to the area for a wedding and was enchanted by the view from the terrace of Castello di Monsanto: all the Val d’Elsa with the inimitable backdrop…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 2 readers -
  • 10 Outstanding Wines With Turkey

    … with sweet meat. The best Zinfandels generally hail from these 5 regions: Sonoma, Napa, Lodi, Santa Barbara and the Sierra Foothills. TIP: When seeking out a red Zinfandel, make note that a higher alcohol level will indicate a much richer style. Sangiovese Expect to spend: $15–25 Love bone-dry savory wines? From Tuscany and Umbria, Sangiovese-based wines…

    Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 2 readers -
  • Random Samples–Old World Edition

    It is time for another edition of “Random Samples”–I occasionally get samples from marketing agencies and/or producers, and these can often be grouped together into some sort of over-arching theme: Drink Them and It Will Come, Summer is Here, So That Means (More) Rosé, If It Doesn’t Sparkle, It Doesn’t Matter.

    the drunken cyclist- 1 readers -
  • Recently tasted here, there and everywhere

    Wihr au Val, Alsace (c) Cassidy Havens, http://teuwen.com/ During my week-long visit to Alsace in June I tasted more than 300 different wines. Over the course of the four months that followed that most amazing journey to the heart of a great wine region, I published more than 50 tasting notes. I also told stories about the winemakers, the Grand Crus and lieu-dits.

    Michael Godel/ Godello- 3 readers -
  • 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 …

    Shiba Sommelier- 5 readers -
  • Italy: "wines of the moment"

    …. Tesco £7.99 Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2011, Corte Ibla 'single estate' (14% abv) - quite serious and full-on, a lovely Sicilian red made from Nero d'Avola with big ripe dark fruit and fairly firm-textured palate too. M&S £12 Lugana DOC 2013, Tenuta Roveglia (variety: Trebbiano di Lugana, 12.5% abv) - I've been through a few vintages…

    Richard Mark James/ Wine Writing- 4 readers -
  • Let the gems begin

    Wine review at VINTAGES of Norman Hardie Chardonnay County Unfiltered 2012 by Godello If the premature lashing of cold, snow and ice weren’t enough to get you thinking about holiday shopping, get thee to Liquor Control Board on Ontario store on the weekend. Same time, every year. The LCBO stocks the shelves, isles and pyramid displays with more booze than anyone should ever b ...

    Michael Godel/ Godello- 5 readers -
  • A barrel of…questions

    … in the oak-aged wines — that make this direct comparison impossible. So instead I’ll just put our most elegant oak-aged wine out there, the Tuscanio Rosso 2009 from Società Agricola Bulichella in the Maremma in Tuscany ($35). It’s 100% Sangiovese, from the best vines on the property, aged 18 months in oak then a year in the bottle before release. Truly…

    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 as reasoned assumptions.

    Wine -- Mise en abyme- 1 readers -
  • Ornellaia tasting on Thursday

    … scene, long dominated by the Brunello’s based on the Sangiovese grape and the Barolo’s based on Nebbiolo grape, has been turned upside down by the emergence of Super Tuscans which feature a mixture of Italian and French grapes. These are big, bold wines with a lofty reputation and price. Whereas the top Napa wines have a certain uniformity, I find…

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

    … revealed the US debut of Romagna Sangiovese Riserva 2011. [The Riserva is is aged for at least 2 years in the cellar, a minimum of 13% alcohol and recommended drinking beginning after 3 years of aging.] Whilst Sangiovese is usually associated with Tuscany and Chianti, it has been cultivated in the Romagna region of northern Italy for centuries…

    the buddha in your glass- 2 readers -
  • 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 -
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