Tuscany is one of the most famous Italian regions in the world of viticulture, widespread since the time of the Etruscans.
It mainly produces red wines, over 70% of the total, most of which are obtained from Sangiovese.
Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano are denominations of red wines known all over the world.
In addition to Sangiovese, native grapes such as Canaiolo Nero, Colorino and Ciliegiolo are often used in red wines.
The so-called SuperTuscans are instead produced using international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot.
Among the white wines are Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Vermentino, Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia Bianca, the latter two used in the production of the Vin Santo passito wine.