When it comes to Tuscany, wine lovers think red and they think Sangiovese. This has been true since the Etruscans planted the region's first Sangiovese grapes around the 7th century BC.
Tuscany's three most important traditional wines are:
ChiantiThey are all red and they are all based on Sangiovese.
Brunello di Montalcino
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Like Pinot Noir, the Sangiovese grape transmits a sense of place; the soil, the temperature and the hillside that angles the vines to catch the sun.
Top wines are admired for their intense, perfumed aromas, pure fruit flavors, crisp acidity and elegant structure. They can also be ageworthy, with the best examples maturing for many decades.
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