Wine Types

Beginners Guide to italian Wines: Tuscany

Tuscany is a region of Italy, located in the central-western part of the country:

It is quite diverse, with many different landscapes: you can find forests on one side of the valley, next to vineyards on steep slopes; on other hills there are olive groves that still green up at this time of year; you can also drive through long stretches of countryside that go up to remote areas like Abbadia San Salvatore or Chianti where you can find medieval villages like Castellina in Chianti.

Tuscany is famous for its food, art and culture. It has many interesting places to visit. One of the most famous tourist attractions in Tuscany is the city of Florence, international center for art and culture, but you should also visit the other Tuscan cities: Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo, Livorno and the many villages.

The region is geographically diverse with many different climates and soil qualities. This characteristic gives the wines a unique character.

Tuscany’s climate is relatively warm year-round, which means locals can grow a variety of crops year-round.

Grape varieties

In Tuscany there are more than 100 different types of grapes, however only some of them are suited for the production of wine Tuscan wines are produced with Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Malvasia Bianca, Greco and Vernaccia di San Gimignano grapes.The most famous grape is Trebbiano


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