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#TUSCANTREASURES - Enjoy Tuscan wine excellence

Tuscany: ideal destination for wine lovers

Sipping wine while admiring the Tuscan countryside is like living a dream.

This dream can come true thanks to our portal: wine is one of our great passions and we are proud to say that Tuscany is the favorite final destination of many fans.

 

           

 

But let's go in order

Tuscan cuisine is renowned all over the world for its delicious simplicity.

Here there is room for Florentine steak and some regional delicacies such asolive oil or white Truffle from San Miniato.

 

 

Tuscany is also the ideal destination for those who love wine

           

Tuscany is also home to some of the world's most important wineries: 80% of the wine produced in the region is red. Do we name names?

TheSangiovese grape, used in Chianti, the Brunello di Montalcino and Noble Wine of Montepulciano.

Other vines are the Canaiolo, the Colorino, the Black Malvasia and the Mammoth.

Not forgetting the white wines: for the latter, the Trebbiano grapes is the most important, followed by The Malvasia, the Vermentino and the Vernaccia.

 

Tuscany is also famous for its sweet dessert wine, the Vin Santo (the least romantic, but most likely, origin of its name is its ancient use during mass) obtained from a variety of grapes of the region.

 

So far are you here? We also want to give you a little guide on the main things you need to know about Tuscan wines.

(Spoiler Alert, you'll fall in love!)

 

  1. The most famous quote on the Vernaccia is by Dante Alighieri, who describes Pope Martin intent on discounting his sins of throat and that "....he had the Holy Church and his arms: from Torso was, and purge for fasting the eels of Bolsena and the Vernaccia....", Purgatory, Singing XXIV.

 

  1. It was 1716 when Cosimo III set the boundaries of the Chianti production area in a call, which was already very successful at the time.

 

  1. In Tuscany, the first DOC and DOCG areas were established, which set the criteria for the quality of the wine. Chianti bottles with a DOC or DOCG label depend on the area, technique, grapes and their sensory properties. DOC stands for Controlled Origin Designation and DOCG means Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin.

 

  1. The Chiantiwine area, founded in 1932,is now divided into eight subzones of vines: Classico, Rùfina, Colli Fiorentini, Hills Senesi, Hills Pisane, Colli Aretini and Montalbano and Monteexpertli.

 

  1. Today we know Chianti as one of the most intense and full-bodied red wines in Italy.

But that wasn't always the case.

In fact, Chianti may have been born as white wine. This is what the first documents seem to indicate; Chianti was in fact a white wine until 1398: it is not well known when the change of color took place and what sensory characteristics it had at the time.

 

  1. Fun fact: Chianti is perhaps Hannibal Lecter'sfavorite wine.

Anyone who has seen the film The Silence of the Innocents can't help but remember the scene where Anthony Hopkins tells the story of his liver and bean meal accompanied by a good Chianti.

           

 

As you can see then, there are many ways to fall in love with Tuscany and not least it is to do it through its wonderful wines.

It is almost impossible for us to find a bad Tuscan wine; even the wines of the house are often really good. Whichever wine you choose, prepare for something bold and great in combination with different foods.

 

                                And you, what kind of wine will you choose?

 

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