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Toscana (Tuscany) is located on the west coast of the Italian peninsula. Toscana is the quintessential Italy for many people across the world, and travelers rush here in droves for the stately city of Florence (Firenze), the hill villages, the rustic yet regal houses in the countryside, and superb food. Toscana is well known in the wine world for red wines made from Sangiovese, particularly Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti. It has 11 DOCGs and, with Piemonte, the most DOCs (41) of any Italian region, as well as 6 IGPs. Toscana's yearly wine output is reasonably consistent at 2.6 million hl (28.9 million cases) from vines covering 60,400 hectares (149,200 acres). Sangiovese is the primary grape variety in the region (66%). It also boasts the highest amount of red wine of any region (87%). Almost two-thirds of Toscana's wine is DOP, with another quarter classified as IGP Toscana.


Map: By TUBS - CC BY-SA 3.0,

Montalcino view

Tenute Silvio Nardi


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