The association of Italy-good food ideas, however stereotyped, is undeniably true. The same goes for wine. And which is the most famous Italian region in the world, oenologically speaking? Without a doubt Tuscany. Our country is constantly painted, quoted, told, recited and taken as an example of wine excellence in every area. In particular, the wines of Tuscany have become the symbol of an Italy that prides itself on the quality of its land.
Tuscany is certainly, together with Piedmont, one of the Italian regions synonymous with the highest quality wines. Each area of Tuscany boasts at least one product that has become synonymous with wine. There seems to be no square meter of the territory that is not able to produce fine wines: Chianti, Sangiovese, Brunello, Montepulciano, Morellino, Bolgheri, Vernaccia Vermentino … There is only spoiled for choice.
The origins of viticulture in Tuscany date back to the time of the Etruscans, although the wines of Tuscany began to be written widely only in the Middle Ages. In Tuscany, mainly red wines are produced (about 70% of the production), including Sangiovese (and its variants), Canaiolo nero, Ciliegiolo Brunello di Montalcino. Brunello di Montalcino is perhaps the most famous Tuscan wine.
Tuscany has dozens of wines with Controlled Designation of Origin and some of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin. Montepulciano is probably the most renowned resort, in fact it is also among the most touristic places in Tuscany.
Once in Italy you can’t miss the great experience of a Wine Tasting. What’s better than enjoying a good glass of wine accompanied by typical Tuscan cheeses and salami?