Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions, including Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. In red wines, the are primarily made with Sangiovese whereas Vernaccia is the base of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano. One more hidden gem from "Classic" Tuscany, is Vin Santo, a dessert wine made from a variety of the region's grapes.
On the other hand, "Super Tuscans" are an unofficial category of Tuscan wines, not recognized within the Italian wine classification system. The creation of super Tuscan wines resulted from the frustration winemakers had towards a slow bureaucracy in changing Italy’s wine law during the 1970s. Winemakers began mixing ‘unsanctioned’ wine varieties (like Cabernet Saugignon, Merlot and Syrah) into their blends to make high-quality wines. The legal system eventually yielded in 1992 with the creation of IGT, a new designation that gave winemakers the ability to be more creative.
GDV knows everyone is boring staying at home, so we are bringing you a "Winecation" to Tuscany, with the best and value-for-money wines around this amazing wine region in Italy, so that you can travel around the world with your palate!