ceturtdiena, 2015. gada 5. marts

Tuscany wine

Tuscany is the most enduringly famous of Italian wine regions, thanks to the romantic glamos of it's endless rolling hills, cypress lined country roads and hilltop villages.

Tuscany is Italian wine region, located in central Italy, along the Tyrrhenian coast. Climat is a vital factor in this region's success as a wine region. Warm, temperate coastal areas are contrasted by inland areas, where increased diurnal temperature variation helps to maintain grapes balance of sugars, acidity and aromatics.

The history of viniculture in Tuscany dates back to it's settlements by the Etruscans in the 8th century BC.

The region of Tuscany includes seven coastal islands and is Italy's fifth largest region. It is bordered to the northwest by Liguria.

After Piedmont and Veneto, Tuscany produces the third highest volume of DOC/G quality wines. Tuscany has 33 DOC and 9 DOCG.

Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions:
  • Chianti ( 19.08.2015. )
  • Brunello di Montalcino ( 26.08.2015. )
  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano ( 12.08.2015. )
Tuscany is also known for the dessert wine ( 2.09.2015. ) Vin Santo ( 9.09.2015. ), made from a variety of the region's grapes.

The Sangiovese ( 23.09.2015. ) grape is Tuscany's most prominent, however, many different clonal varieties exist, as many towns have their own local version of Sangiovese.  

Cabernet Sauvignon ( 27.05.2015. ) has been planted in Tuscany for over 250 years, but has only recently become associated with the region due to the rise of Super Tuscans.
Super Tuscans are an unofficial category of Tuscan wines, not recognized within the Italian wine classification system.

Other international varieties found in Tuscany include :
  • Cabernet Franc ( 16.09.2015. )
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot ( 20.05.2015. )
  • Pinot Noir  
  • Sauvignon Blanc ( 23.09.2015. )
  • Shyrah ( 30.09.2015. )
Let's have a glass of some Tuscany wine and enjoy life :)

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