I have been visiting Tuscany on a regular basis since 2006 and have made many great friends and contacts there. In 2011, I set up Tuscan Harvest Watch, a collaborative effort between growers in a number of Tuscan sub-regions. Sangiovese is king and queen in this great Italian region, recently joined by Bordeaux blends and latterly even some Syrah. The region has so many sub-zones and so many expressions of Sangiovese. Here are the links to my main Tuscan sections:
- Tuscan harvest watch – top producers across Tuscany report each year on their harvests, a unique feature of this website.
- Chianti and its sub-zones, not to be confused with Chianti Classico, and, for the well-known white wine, San Gimignano
- Bolgheri – home of the Super Tuscans
- Tuscan Maremma including the rising regions of Val di Cornia and Suvereto, and then on to the multiple ‘M’s of Montescudaio, Massa Marittima and Montecucco
- Montalcino, Montepulciano, Val d’Orcia – three contrasting expressions of Sangiovese