Italian wine has been delivered for more than 4,000 years, and is viewed as the ideal condition to develop wine, to a great extent because of the nation’s atmosphere (which is ideal for viticulture). Curious about what’s top of Tuscan wines? Scroll down to this article!
1. Bolgheri Sassicaia
Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido 2015 was named as the Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator. It is delivered with french grapes Cabernet Sauvignon 85% and Cabernet Franc 15% in a region where Sangiovese is the main grape supplier.
Besides, it is the result of an incredible intuition of the marquis Incisa Della Rocchetta who planted several Bordeaux Grapes in rocky soil. In addition, Sassicaia is an Italian word which means rocks or stones. It is the main Italian wine to have its own DOC classification for a single vineyard. Before it got a DOC arrangement, the wine was an IGT and called Super Tuscan by an American writer.
2. Brunello di Montalcino
The word Brunello means “the brown one”. It comes from its specific red/brown color. Brunello di Montalcino is made with 100% Sangiovese Grapes and it is aged for at least three years. But this wine has the best taste when it is kept for 6/7 years.
In 1980 the Brunello was granted the first DOCG wine in Italy. The establishment of the Brunello di Montalcino is because of the Biondi Santi family. The Italian president served Brunello 1955 during a lunch with Queen Elizabeth. The riserva Brunello 1955 was awarded by by Wine Spectator magazine as one of 12 wines of the century.
Tignanello is another popular Super Tuscan which has been granted for several times by the lofty Magazine Wine Spectator. While the Sassicaia is made only with French grapes, Tignanello is made additionally with the Sangiovese, the most well-known Italian grape.
It was the first Sangiovese wine to be aged in barrique barrels. In addition, it was the main wine in the Chianti Area which contain no white grapes at all. Actually, the name of Tignanello is coming from Tinea, it is an Etruscan Jupiter.
4. Chianti Classico
Chianti is likely the most popular Italian Red Wine. Chianti is the hill area between Florence and Siena. The first wine area was called Chianti in 1716. Besides, the Wine delivered in the first Area is called Chianti Classico and is marked with the run of the mill Black Rooster (gallo nero in Italian).
It is considered as the primary wine with certain guidelines. Besides, in the eighteenth century, there were guidelines on how to produce a Chianti.
5. Nobile di Montepulciano
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is probably the oldest wine in Italy. It is quoted as Nobile di Montepulciano since 789 AD. Besides, it is made with Sangiovese Grape, referred to around there as Prugnolo Gentile, blended in with other nearby grapes.
6. Morellino di Scansano
Morellino di Scansano is produced in the Maremma Region of Scansano. Morellino is the neighborhood name for the Sangiovese grape because of the dark color of the grapes. It is the last DOCG wine announced in Tuscany. Besides, it has a round flavor, there are fewer tannins contrasting and Brunello or Nobile di Montepulciano on the grounds because it is aged for less time in barrels.
7. Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a White Wine that is produced in the San Gimignano between Siena, Florence, and Pisa. San Gimignano is a Jewel of the Middle Ages and can be considered as the modern in New York. The Towers of this little Village are the present day Skyscrapers.
8. Vin Santo
Vin Santo is a sweet wine which is produced with dried Grapes. The dried grapes are vinified during the Easter week, it is the reason behind the name “Vin Santo”, Holy wine. Besides, another legend tells that a priest during the medieval times used to give this Holy Wine to Plague Victims.
The third legend refers to a monk who said: “This is a wine from Xantum, a greek city”. The individuals comprehended Santo rather than Xantum, the greek city. Also, several families in Tuscany are having Vin Santo and Cantucci after dinner.