The history of wine in Tuscany dates back to the Etruscans, who after having realizing its potential, fell in love, leading it to become one of the most widely planted crops. Since then, Tuscany’s passion for wine was unstoppable and, even today, wine is an integral part of the region’s culture and economy. The climate has different characteristics from area to area, being influenced both by the Tyrrhenian Sea and by the Apennines which outline the region. Sangiovese is the grape par excellence.
Tuscany is best known for its red wines: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Super Tuscans, a term coined by Neil Empson, the creator of Monte Antico, represent the area’s excellence in a modern way. Tuscany is also known for its whites, such as Vernaccia di San Gimignano, which is steeped in history, as well as Trebbiano and Malvasia.