The Underrated Tuscan Wines You Should Be Sipping, According To An Oenologist

Mar 15, 2024 303

BY: Lucia Capretti

Tuscan wine is often revered as among Italy's finest, with bottles like Brunello di Montalcino and Super Tuscans garnering endless praise and hefty price tags. U.S. consumers are top fans, buying volumes equivalent to around 35% of the region's international exports in 2022 (via Wine News). Red wines represent the majority, accounting for about 85% of production (via Italian Wine Central).

Sangiovese is the undisputed star of the red grape varieties, covering 60 to 70% of the vineyard area. Consequently, it makes sense that most Tuscan wines that make it to the U.S. are sangiovese, whether Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, or Rosso di Montalcino. 

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