Alongside the standard Italian wines, Tuscany is also famous for making a variety of award-winning wines from the native region that take advantage of distinctive topographies, such as the thick grasslands that surround the Apennine mountains and the coastal plains that lie along the Tyrrhenian Sea, while rediscovering the flavours of summer with the grape varieties that are indigenous to the region.
An absolute source of inspiration for the European wine industry, Tuscany has been the most sought-after destination for Sangiovese-based dry red wines and the famous Super Tuscans made in a traditional winemaking environment that isn’t afraid to step from taking note of contemporary trends like that of Bordeaux.
With an almost endless array of delicious wines from the region, we’ve collected a selection of our top summer-focused flavours with brief notes on tastings to help inspire your next purchase.
Currently, the most exciting wine regions are Tuscany and the region along the Tyrrhenian coast. The reputation of the region for premium Italian red wine has been based on the capacity to create an array of top-quality table wines and top-quality varieties.
The more general category of Chianti wines is a reference to simple, low-cost wines that are ideal for food consumption, and the Chianti Classico can take you to the heart of the region between Siena and Florence, only region where you can make the wine.
Top notes of flavour include exuberant acidity based on the base of fruity cherries.
Another dark-berried grape variety that shows Tuscany’s dedication to wine-growing in 2015, Tignanello is the perfect wine to accompany your meals. Blended from Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s a modern red wine and the first to be made using grapes that aren’t traditional. It’s vibrant in mahogany and is a big, powerful top note of wild herbs, including blackberries: the ripe fruits, cassis, and liquorice.
It is situated on a Tuscan mountaintop just 30 kilometres from the Siena hills. The area around Montalcino is the home of an unshared vineyard made up of Sangiovese Grosso grapes. This grape variety is the only part of a stunningly rich and full-bodied Brunello of Montalcino.
It is a wine, a red DOCG Italian wine, apex with a garnet hue made specifically to be enjoyed in summer, with an enticing fruity scent in the foreground, supported by layers of vanilla and spices. The refreshing acidity and subtle tannin formation are often served with Italian seafood and even aperitivo food items, creating a broad appreciation of this wine’s flagship.