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Course: Tuscany

Class 1: Tuscany and Sangiovese


INTRODUCTION

 
Progress and Complexity

It is no longer news that Italy has emerged as one of the great winegrowing regions of the world. With all of this progress, however, has come new complexity, and understanding Tuscan wines has become even more challenging.

Not too long ago, if you knew Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, you were familiar with Tuscany's best.

Then came the super Tuscans, and the local Sangiovese was reinforced with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and even Syrah.

Now the coastal area of Bolgheri is showing greatness and new wines emerge every vintage.

Although Tuscany produces its share of easy-drinking wines that are poured by the carafe at local tavernas, this course focuses on the notable wines made by...

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