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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



You can taste TUSCAN food and wine downtown in MILAN
at the historic restaurant

ristorante tavernetta da Elio

La Tavernetta da Elio"
Since 1957 in the heart of Milan

Phone: + 39 02 653.441
Mail: staff@tavernetta.it

Via Fatebenefratelli 30,
via dell'Annunciata, 10 (2nd entrance)
20121 - Milano (I Cerchia dei Navigli)

www.tavernetta.it (text in Italian)

www.tavernetta.net (text in English)


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