Toscana

Toscana Toscana (Tuscany) is located at the top of the Italian peninsula on the west coast. To many people worldwide, Toscana is the quintessential Italy, and tourists flock here in droves for the majestic city of Florence (Firenze), the hill towns, the rustic yet regal villas in the countryside, and great food. In the wine world, Toscana is best known for red wines made from Sangiovese, especially Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti. It has 11 DOCGs and the second most DOCs (41; see maps: historic center and exterior) of any Italian region (after Piemonte), with 6 IGPs. In 2015, Toscana produced 2.8 million hl (31 million cases) of wine, nearly 90% of it red—the highest proportion of any region—and almost two thirds at the DOP level. The region’s dominant grape variety is Sangiovese (66%).

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