What is the most popular wine in Tuscany?

Rugged with mountains and vineyards, Tuscany produces world-famous wines.

Tuscany is in central Italy and is one of the most famous wine regions in the world. With award-winning wines and most known for the class red wines, Tuscany is a region for all wine lovers to visit.

There are three different popular wines in Tuscany which include Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.


Chianti wine is produced in, you guessed it, the Chianti region in central Tuscany. The ruby red, dry wine is a medium-bodied with a cherry and strawberry flavour and floral scent.

Chianti is mainly from sangiovese grape but may include a small percentage of canaiolo nero, malvasia bianca, colorino, cabernet sauvignon, syrah or merlot grapes. Typically, a high percentage of at least 80% of Sangiovese is used, with 20% of other red grape varieties.

Chianti wine is aged between six months to two and a half years.

Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello wine is produced in the Montalcino region in Tuscany. This wine is made from only Sangiovese grapes within certain areas in the Montalcino region.

The ruby red wine has intense black cherry and raspberry, chocolate, and blackberry flavours.

Brunello wine requires at least four years of age which includes two years in barrel and four months bottled.

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Nobile is produced in Montepulciano in southern Tuscany. Nobile mainly uses about 70% Sangiovese grapes but blends black and white grape varieties too. The other grapes included are canaiolo nero and mammolo grapes.

The ruby red colour wine has soft flavours of strawberry, plum, cherry, and other dark berries.

Nobile wine ages for about two years and one year in oak barrels.

Wine tasting

Wine tasting is the best way to taste the most popular varieties of wine in Tuscany. You can visit selected wineries of your choice and taste the ruby red wines and other varieties grown in the region.

Some wineries may also have a tour of the estate where they take you through how the wines are made.

Better yet, why not experience an afternoon tour through the rolling hills in Tuscany on a Chianti wine tour? Go to selected wineries in the region and taste the amazing wines produced here as a tour guide shows you around the wine region.

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