Tuscany is one of many jewels in Italy's winemaking crown. The region is primarily known for producing the world's greatest Sangiovese based wines in the form of Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Alongside these more traditional styles are the so-called Super Tuscans - wines that take inspiration from the wines of Bordeaux and the New World, often incorporating international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
Alongside dry reds, the region is producing a number of fantastic dry white wines - Vernaccia leads the charge from a traditional perspective while international varieties like Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay also have a notable following. Finally, Tuscany has long been known for the 'passito' dessert wines and the highly prized Vin Santo - a traditional sweet 'straw' wine usually produced using a blend of Trebbiano and Malvasia.