Tuscany is one of the most famous and prolific wine regions anywhere in the world.
Stretches down the western coast of central Italy, Tuscany’s neighbours are Liguria and Emilia-Romagna to the north, Umbria and Marche to the east, Lazio to the south and its western boundary is formed by the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The region can be divided roughly in three; in the north the mountainous Chianti region, the hills and the valleys further south, Brunello di Montalcino homeland, and the flat coastal plain who witnessed the birth of the first Super Tuscan, a term used to describe red wines from Tuscany that may include non-indigenous grapes, particularly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
However Sangiovese is the dominant and the most prestigious grape throughout these three areas.
Climate is a crucial for the success and the quality of the wine.
Warm, temperate coastal areas are contrasted by inland areas, where increased diurnal temperature variation helps to maintain the grapes balance of sugars, acidity and aromatics.