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Tuscany and its vineyards are famous as the source of a considerable variety of excellent wines, almost all red but with a few more-than-drinkable white wines as well. This was not always so. During the 1950s, "Chianti" and the other products from Tuscan wineries were almost synonymous with "plonk". However, the quality of Tuscan wines has improved enormously during the past forty years, to the point where one no longer has to search for good wine - they are almost all good - but for a wine that suits one's taste exactly. Along with this improvement in quality, Tuscan wines from within and sometimes between geographical zones have become more uniform in flavour as the role of oenologists in the wineries of Tuscany has increased. My prediction is that during the next few years, Tuscan winemakers will make major efforts to achieve a distinct flavour for their wines, and that variety in taste will increase without loss of quality - a kind of democratisation of the Super Tuscan wines phenomenon.

Read Anna Maria Baldini's discussion of how Tuscan wines, especially those from the Chianti Classico area, might be classified according to terroir in the French mode.

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DOC and DOCG wines of Tuscany

Map showing the distribution of DOCG and DOC wines, vineyards and wineries in Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany Wine Tours and Wine Tasting.

Tuscany Wine Tours Information.

Wine tasting tours in Tuscany.

Tuscan wines

Super Tuscan wines

Tuscan wine grape varietals

Italian wine grape varietals

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