Toscana

Toscana (Tuscany) is a hilly region in central Italy surrounded by mountains and most often associated with its capital, Florence. The most recognized and historical wine of the region is certainly that of the Sangiovese based Chianti Classico. The designation “Chianti” covers a large swath of land, but Chianti Classico is a smaller, specifically delineated area; it is a far cry from the straw basket wines that most Americans associate with the term. Sangiovese is also the variety used in the famously age-worthy Brunello di Montalcino. More recently, the so-called Supertuscan wines have taken a prominent role, after several producers struck out on their own to create Tuscan wines with French grape varieties (Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah). Stylistically, these wines are often aged in barriques and of a more ripe style that is accessible in their youth; they have been highly championed by the critics. Though Tuscan whites have been eclipsed in the modern age by reds, there are plenty of whites to explore in the region. When yields are controlled, the native Trebbiano can produce pleasant whites with bright acidity, and many of the Supertuscan producers have begun experimenting with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Baracchi
Brunetti (Azienda Agricola Brunetti)
Capannelle
Castello di Bolgheri
Castello di Radda
Castello di Lucignano
Castiglione del Bosco
Corte alla Flora
Gellina
I Fabbri &  Terra di Lamole
Il Borro
La Selva
Le Coste
Morli Neri
Olinto
Scopone
Strambella
Villa d’