It’s known by many just how prolific Italy is when it comes to winemaking but many people don’t think about the stunning rolling hills of Tuscany. Tuscany is renowned worldwide for its picturesque landscapes, rich history, and of course the exceptional wines that they produce. Today we want to really show our appreciation for the world of Tuscan wine, showcasing its grape varietals, exploring its history, and the distinctive location that makes it so exceptional to wine lovers across the globe.
Tuscan Wine Grape Varieties
The true ability to craft these exceptional Italian wines from Tuscany really lies in the variety of grapes that are used, with the following being some of the most popular grapes that are used by Tuscan winemakers, this includes the grape that truly is the backbone of Tuscany wine Sangiovese. Sangiovese imparts flavours of cherries, earthiness and often a hint of spice hidden under all of the other flavours. Another notable grape for us to take a look at is the Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot! These international grapes have found a home in Tuscan and work well by adding much more complexity and depth to the wines.