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Save up to 40% off select Tuscan Wines through October 1st, 2023!

Tuscany, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world can also count its wines as some of the most famous and sought after.  Tuscany, or Toscana is best known for its Sangiovese-based red wines, Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano along with world remowned Super Tuscans which include big names such as Sassicaia and Ornellaia. Beyond the reds wines are lesser known but no less delicious white wines made from the local Vernaccia and Vermentino grapes and donít forget amazing Vin Santo for dessert! But there is even more to explore and behind it a long and fascinating history of wine production.

Tuscany sits in central Italy, bordered by Emilia-Romagna and Liguria to the north, Umbria and Marche to the east and Lazio to the south, and its western border boasts a coastal area on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Rolling hills are dotted with picturesque medieval villages lined with cypress tress on the roadways.

Over 40 DOCís and 11 DOCGís help to protect the production rules and quality of the wines, alongside the table wines marked with IGP/IGT designations.

Historically, Tuscany can trace its vinous roots back to the Etruscans from the 7th century BC. They learned winemaking from the Greeks and shared their wine across central Italy. During Roman times production dropped as more wine was sourced from Gaul and the Iberian Peninsula but it never ceased and has continued until modern times. In fact, wine production was such an important part of daily life that it is said even Michelangelo produced his own wine to share with friends and family. By the 1200ís Florence was a center of wine with many merchants and a guild known as the Ate dei Vinattieri that imposed rules on production and how business was conducted. 
All this wine undoubtable inspired much of the output of the Renaissance.

In 1716 the Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo III de' Medici defined the Chianti zone with a legal document. This made history as the first legally enforced example of a DOC.

The climate is very hot in the summer with rainfall occurring in the autumn and winter months, with some snowfall possible. The best vines are planted on the sloping hills and Sangiovese, by far the most important grape of the region and one of the Ďnoble grapesí of Italy, accounts for two thirds of all plantings and 85% of red wine production.

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Nozzole - Chianti Classico Riserva 2018
Nozzole - Chianti Classico Riserva 2018
Red Wine 

Tasting Notes: The Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva is marked by fine, ripe, and elegant red berry and cherry aromas with flavors and earthy undernotes shaped by a vibrant, fresh acidity and a backbone of firm yet elegant tannins.... Read More

 
Original price: $26.90
Sale price:  $23.90
Poliziano - Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2018
Poliziano - Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2018
Red Wine 
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Varietal: Sangiovese
 
Original price: $33.90
Sale price:  $29.90
Colombaio di Cencio - Chianti Classico 2018
Colombaio di Cencio - Chianti Classico 2018
Red Wine 

Tasting Notes: The Colombaio di Cencio - Chianti Classico has a lovely ruby red color, intense aromatic notes of red fruits, cherries and currants stand out in the nose, with floral scents of violet and vanilla in the background.... Read More

 
Original price: $31.90
Sale price:  $23.90
Biserno Campo di Sasso - Insoglio del Cinghiale 2020
Biserno Campo di Sasso - Insoglio del Cinghiale 2020
Red Wine 

Tasting Notes: A medium intense nose of dark fruits, blackberries, some floral notes and a hint of spicy oak in the background. A light to medium rich body with a fine structure and balance. Pairs well with game dishes, roast... Read More

 
Original price: $42.90
Sale price:  $36.90
Tenuta San Guido - Guidalberto 2018
Tenuta San Guido - Guidalberto 2018
Red Wine 

Tasting Notes: Guidalberto is the second wine from Sassicaia producer, Tenuta San Guido. An amazing value for the quality, this is typically a profoundly deep and powerful wine. In the 2018 vintage, it is more nuanced and bright... Read More

 
Original price: $69.90
Sale price:  $62.90
Tenuta La Fuga - Brunello di Montalcino 2018
Tenuta La Fuga - Brunello di Montalcino 2018
Red Wine 

Tastomg Notes: The Tenuta La Fuga Brunello di Montalcino has impressive aromatics of black cherry, cedar, mint and a silky texture that builds with brisk tannins and a bright acidity into a well-balanced finish that echoes the... Read More

 
Original price: $65.90
Sale price:  $59.90
La Massa - Rosso Toscana Carla 6 2018
La Massa - Rosso Toscana Carla 6 2018
Red Wine 
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Varietal: Sangiovese
 
Original price: $104.90
Sale price:  $83.90
Renzo Masi - Chianti Riserva 2016
Renzo Masi - Chianti Riserva 2016
Red Wine 
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Varietal: Sangiovese
 
Original price: $25.90
Sale price:  $19.90
Castello Banfi - Brunello di Montalcino 2017
Castello Banfi - Brunello di Montalcino 2017
Red Wine 
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Subregion: Montalcino
Varietal: Sangiovese
 
Original price: $97.90
Sale price:  $74.90
Tre Rose - Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Santa Caterina 2012
Tre Rose - Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Santa Caterina 2012 (1.5L)
Red Wine 
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Varietal: Sangiovese
 
Original price: $75.90
Sale price:  $33.90
Palazzo - Brunello di Montalcino Cosimo 0
Palazzo - Brunello di Montalcino Cosimo
Red Wine 
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Subregion: Brunello di Montalcino
Varietal: Sangiovese
 
Original price: $112.90
Sale price:  $61.90