TOSCANA

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GENERAL FACTS:

 

● Location: Center, west coast

20% white

80% red

● 57800 hectares of vineyards

● Number of DOCG wines: 11 / DOC wines: 41

● Most characteristic native grapes:

Sangiovese (red)

Trebbiano Toscano (white)

Aleatico (red)

 

● Uniqueness: 

Due to its sunny Mediterranean climate and hills, about 85% of the wine production is red, and 85% of the reds are made with Sangiovese grapes regions that made very traditional wines.

 

● Fun facts:

"Super Tuscans" is a term exclusive to Tuscany for wines not fitting of the regulations and made in a more "international" concentrated style. They are often made with French grapes such as Cabs or Merlot, but not necessarily. What's for certain is that they carry a higher price!

11 DOCG:

 

● Brunello di Montalcino (Sangiovese

● Carmignano (Sangiovese

● Chianti (Sangiovese

● Chianti Classico (Sangiovese

● Elba Aleatico Passito (Aleatico

● Montecucco Sangiovese (Sangiovese

● Morellino di Scansano (Sangiovese

● Suvereto (Cabernet S/F, Merlot & Sangiovese

● Val di Cornia (Sangiovese, Cabernet S/F & Merlot

● Vernaccia di San Gimignano (Vernaccia

● Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Sangiovese

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