Situated in central Italy, bordering with Liguria and Emilia Romagna to the north, Umbria and Marche to the east and Lazio to the south and the Tyrrhenian Sea on the west, Tuscany (Toscana, in Italian) is one of the most famous Italian wine and the most endearingly famous of all Italian wine regions, thanks to the romantic glamour of its endless rolling hills, cypress-lined country roads and hilltop villages. But even without all of this, evaluated on the merits of its wines alone, Tuscany stands tall, its reputation founded on wines such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Today, Tuscany is one of the most famous wine regions anywhere in Europe. Its vineyards produce an array of internationally recognised wines with the majority made with Sangiovese grape and its clones.
Tuscany top wines are all DOCG, including the Chianti, Brunello to Vino Nobile di Montepulciano amongst the most famous but also includes plenty of DOCs and IGT, more and more often used by winemaker to make wines that represent the best of the land and the vintage. The Supertuscan category started as table wine
Tuscany main grape is Sangiovese, that it is used, on its own or part of the blend, in almost all red wines produced in the region but Tuscany is more than just Sangiovese, Tuscany is Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petite Verdot amongst the red grape variety and Chardonnay, Viognier and Sauvignon amongst the whites together with the native Trebbiano Toscano, Vermentino and Vernaccia.