In the centre of Italy is Tuscany. It is bordered to the north by Liguria and Emilia-Romagna, to the south by Lazio, and to the east by Umbria and Marche. To the west of it, the Tyrrhenian Sea generates cold breezes that reach coastal areas like Bolgheri. Tuscany’s diverse microclimates produce a variety of wines.

Sand and gravel soil can be found in the temperate coastal zone, whilst clay and marl deposits are abundant in the warmer, drier hilly interior. The balance of sugars, acidity, and aromatics in the grapes is maintained by altitude and daily temperature variations.

Tuscany is one of the wine areas most suited for creating premium wines. You can explore the most well-known and excellent wines with Tuscany wine tours. Here is a list of one of the best wines Tuscany has to offer:

Sassicaia 

This red wine, primarily produced with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, opened the stage for the emergence of contemporary blended wines in 1968. The two grape varietals are successfully blended to create a wine with a silky texture and an aromatic complexity complemented by a spice hint. For a decadent combination of flavours, serve with meat or venison.

Tignanello

Tignanello is a milestone red wine produced for the first time in 1970 and was the first contemporary Italian red wine to be combined with unusual grapes. This modern red is among the first to be made without white grapes and made from the vineyard of the same name, which has 140 acres of soils rich in limestone. The mix, aged in tiny oak barrels, strikes a balance between the powerful Cabernet and characteristic Sangiovese flavours of black cherries and wild berries. Lasagne is a traditional food pairing, as is roast pork.

Brunello Di Montalcino

This red DOCG wine is made in the vineyards surrounding Montalcino’s town. A complex wine with flavours of oak, fruit, and mild vanilla, Brunello di Montalcino is powerful. Because of this combination of qualities, the wine gets better with age, allowing the flavours to blend and produce an even harmonious body with a robust aromatic presence. The structured and complex red meat and cheese dishes go well with Brunello.

Castello Montauto, Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 

This white wine can interest you if you’re not a lover of red wines. This wine has a lively citrus flavour that enlivens the palate and ends with a trace of light bitterness. Its fresh green aromas give it energy. This light and zingy white pairs beautifully with soft cheeses, creamy portions of pasta, and fresh bread, as opposed to the heavy red wines that pair best with meat.

Chianti

Chianti wine is a red mix that originates in Tuscany, Italy’s small region of Chianti. A wine labelled “Chianti” contains at least 70% Sangiovese grapes and can be produced almost anywhere in Tuscany. The region is split into seven sub-zones, with the famed Chianti Classico serving as its historical core. These dry, ruby-red wines have garnered accolades for their earthy undertones, red cherry fruit smells, and tastes. The wines range from light to full-bodied, depending on maturation, the region of production, and the percentage of Sangiovese, frequently referred to as food-friendly wines that go well with a variety of foods.