TOSCANA

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GENERAL FACTS:

 

● Location: Center, west coast

15% white

85% 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 an exclusivity to Tuscany where wines not fitting of the regulations and made in a more "international" concentrated style. They are often made from French grapes such as Cabs or Merlot, but not necessarily. What's for certain is that they carry a higher price!

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