Food and Wine

Tuscany’s Greatest Varieties of Wine

by Tours of Tuscany
Tuscany’s Greatest Varieties of Wine

Tuscany’s Greatest Varieties of Wine

While Tuscany may be well known for a variety of things, like its history and beautiful landscapes. One of the reasons why so many people choose to come to this part of Italy is for its many different amazing wines.

Tuscany has been famous for being an important wine region for an incomprehensible amount of time, with the beverage being a big part of the unique history and culture here. Even those who aren’t too keen on wine have to try a few of the varieties, simply because this region produces some of the best in the world.

This on its own draws the attention of fans of luxury experiences, but the biggest reason why so many wine connoisseurs visit is for the fact that there are just so many delicious variations to try – a few of which include:

1 – Tignanello 2015

The Super Tuscan genre of wine became rather famous in 1975 – and the Tignanello. Being one of the first modern Italian red wines to be blended with non-traditional grapes, was one of the few beverages that boosted its popularity around the world.

As it is produced by the Antinori family (who’ve been in the business for 6 hundred years), it is certainly one of the greatest wines on offer – and a must-try for anyone visiting Tuscany.

2 – Castello di Nipozzano Montesodi 2012

Anyone who visits Chianti will need to have a taste of the Castello di Nipozzano Montesodi, a fully Sangiovese wine. This beverage is truly a remarkable wine, as you would expect from the Frescobaldi family. Who have not only been in the business for around 700 years, but also have 6 estates and are renowned for the magnificent wines they produce.

3 – Sassicaia 2015

The first Super Tuscan wine, and a beverage that’s well known across the globe for its excellence, the Sassicaia paved the way for the many modern varieties of blended wines that grew in popularity in 1968. Because of this, it’s a must try for fans of wine – even if the particular blend isn’t a typical flavor. Mostly, this beverage is made of Cabernet Sauvignon.

4 – Castello di Ama L’Apparita 

For those who consider themselves to be wine connoisseurs, the Castello di Ama L’Apparita is a must-try. It was one of a few truly magnificent wines that were created in the hopes to restore Ama’s reputation – and most would agree the families who worked together to make it did just that. Plus, it’s the first Tuscan wine that is 100% made of Merlot.

It’s named after a small hamlet in the Tuscan hills, but it’s most known for being one of the greatest wines in this part of central Italy.

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