Tuscany produces red wine and, above all, this wine is made from the Sangiovese grape. The practice of adding white grapes to the Chianti blend has, thankfully, disappeared; the last twenty or so years has seen Sangiovese find a new partner - Cabernet Sauvignon.
Brunello di Montalcino manages ably to retain the crown of "Italy's most expensive wine", although the likes of Tignanello and Sassicaia are not too far behind. Some other areas worthy of investigation are Morellino di Scansano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Rosso di Montepulciano and wines of Lucca and Montecarlo.
The white wines of Tuscany are produced predominantly from the workaday Trebbiano grape. A good one is Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Good Sauvignon and Chardonnay is made, but the prices tend to be quite high. Vin Santo, the famous after-dinner wine, is also seeing a renewed commitment to quality.
Tuscan D.O.P. Ham
Tuscan I.G.P. Olive Oil
Tuscan D.O.P. Pecorino Cheese
Garfagnana I.G.P. Spelt