Wine Guide
By far the most picturesque winemaking region of Italy, Tuscany is poetry to southern Italy's prose. Its climate is perfect: the cooling breezes from the Tyrrhenian Sea offer welcome respite in the hot summer months prior to harvest. Its sandy-clay terroir is ideal for strong, structured wines that are full-bodied and rich in colour (thanks to the iron percentage in the soil). The second region to produce the highest ratio of D.O.C. wines (after Veneto), Tuscany’s Sangiovese from the Chianti Classico region is what put it on the map, and is what keeps it there. Any wine produced within the holy trinity of Chianti, Montalcino and Montepulciano can carry the Sangiovese application.

While Sangiovese wines are certainly part of central Italy’s national heritage, certain savvy producers in the 1970s took to experimenting with Cabernet and Merlot and created the Super Tuscan. Exceedingly popular whether you are an investor or an aficionado, Super Tuscan wines carry the I.G.T. label. Whiles some (very few) wines have 100% Italian grapes, the original blends were made with French grapes - typically Bordeaux (or “noble”) varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. However, it’s not all about the red: white wines produced with Trebbiano (Italy’s most popular white grape) are popular in Tuscany with certain producers releasing stunning vintages that have great appeal for both primary buyers and the investor market.

With Tuscan wines outperforming Bordeaux in the last five consecutive years (2014-2019) while investing in Tuscan wines might not always be the popular choice, it can often be the right one. We are particularly keen on xxxxx.