Tuscany extends picturesquely along the Ligurian coast in Italy and is one of the most renowned wine-growing regions worldwide. The region is therefore a member of the Great Wine Capitals network, which only includes one winegrowing region per country. The wineries of Tuscany, such as Villa Trasqua, produce high-quality wines with a unique note thanks to optimal geological and climatic conditions. On the barren limestone soils of Tuscany, the vines are spoiled with plenty of sun and enough rain. The internationally sought-after wines like Brunello, Chianti or the Vino Nobile from Montepulciano thrive. Sangiovese is the main grape variety in the wine-growing region of Tuscany and the most important for the Chianti.
Tuscany – from Sangiovese to Super Tuscany
For one of the most renowned wines in Italy, Brunello the Montalcino, a variety of Sangiovese is used, namely the Sangiovese Grosso or the Brunello grape. The Vino Nobile di Montepulciano with the Prugnollo Gentile variety cannot do without a Sangiovese variant. Red wines dominate in the wine-growing region of Tuscany. In addition to the wines from the Sangiovese and their varieties, Canaiolo and Merlot are represented in the Mediterranean region. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc have also played a role since the advent of the Super Tuscan. Vernaccia, Trebbiano, Malvasia, Vermentino and increasingly also Chardonnay are common among the white grape varieties.