Bolgheri Wine

Bolgheri, on the Tuscan coast just south of Livorno, is one of Italy's most prestigious vineyard areas. Its winemaking zone is made up of sloping coastal vineyards at the foot of the hills between the town of Bolgheri, after which this DOC is named, and the southern part of Castagneto Carducci. Located in close proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea, it has been described as 'the golden oasis of the Maremma' (an area of south- western Tuscany and northern Lazio)...

Brunello di Montalcino Wine

Brunello di Montalcino is one Italy's most famous and prestigious wines. All Brunello di Montalcino wine is made exclusively from Sangiovese grapes grown on the slopes around Montalcino – a classic Tuscan hilltop village 20 miles (30km) south of Siena. The word Brunello translates roughly as 'little dark one', and is the local vernacular name for Sangiovese Grosso, the large-berried form of Sangiovese which grows in the area...

Chianti Wine

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. Although a wine of ancient origin, Chianti has been recognized by its geographical area only since the Middle Ages...

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Wine

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is one Italy's classic red wines, and has unquestionably helped Tuscany retain its privileged place on the world wine map. It comes from the vineyards which surround Montepulciano, a picturesque hill town 40km southeast of Siena, southeastern Tuscany. Viticulture here dates back many centuries to Etruscan times...

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Wine

Vernaccia di San Gimignano stands out among the top wines of Tuscany, being the region's only white wine to have reached the lofty heights of DOCG status. Long before its DOCG promotion (in 1993) its renown was well established; it was among the very first wines officially classified when Italy introduced the DOC system in 1966...

Morellino di Scansano Wine

Morellino di Scansano is a dry red wine from the coastal hills of southern Tuscany in Italy. One of the region's lesser-known DOCG wines, it sits, somewhat underappreciated, in the shadow of its more famous counterparts from Chianti, Montalcino and Montepulciano...

Carmignano Wine

Carmignano is one of the lesser-known DOCG wines made in the famous Tuscany wine region of central Italy. The wine's origins can be traced back as far as the 14th Century, when, in 1369, a document was drawn up demonstrating that Carmignano was four times as expensive as any other wine of the time...