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Are you looking for the perfect wines to taste during your Tuscan getaway this year? Whether you are a wine connoisseur or just enjoy sampling different flavours, a wine tour in Tuscany is the ideal activity to continue exploring the area and its culture. From dry Chianti and Vernaccia di San Gimignano to sweet Vin Santo, there are countless regional wines with unique characteristics that we want to help you discover in 2023!

Popular Tuscan Wines for 2023

Let’s explore some of the most popular varietals produced within Tuscany so that you can plan your next visit accordingly.

Introducing Tuscan Wines and why they’re so popular

Tuscan wines are steeped in Italian tradition and are widely renowned for their outstanding quality. For centuries, the region has been producing delicious reds such as Chianti Classico and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and mouth-watering whites like Vermentino and Trebbiano. Thanks to its near-perfect climate conditions along with the excellent winemaking practices of the vintners, Tuscan wines exhibit an excellent taste profile that exudes both balance and complexity. Not only that, but they also possess tremendous ageing potential which makes them ideal choices to be enjoyed on special occasions or simply to savour some fine Italian cuisine. It’s no wonder why Tuscan wines have become extremely popular around the world over the years!

Chianti – A dry red wine from the Chianti region of Tuscany

Chianti is an Italian classic with a history spanning centuries. A dry red wine, it hails from the picturesque and renowned Chianti region of Tuscany. It is typically fruity and medium-bodied, boasting pleasant flavours of ripe cherry, raspberry, leather and tobacco. Vintages range widely in complexity, so there’s something for everyone whether you’re a novice or an experienced taster. A bottle of Chianti pairs well with Italian dishes such as pasta, pizzas and roasted vegetables - adding some spark to any dinner occasion! With its unparalleled flavour profile, a bottle of Chianti is sure to make your next meal even more extraordinary.

Brunello di Montalcino – A full-bodied, robust red wine

Produced in the Tuscany region, this full-bodied and robust vintage red has become synonymous with quality and sophistication. Made from Sangiovese grapes grown in cool climates, this unique grape gives Brunello its remarkable depth of flavour and complexity that is certain to please every wine connoisseur's pallet. Whether enjoyed on special occasions or analyzed with a fine-tooth comb, Brunello di Montalcino ticks all the boxes for an unforgettable drinking experience.

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano – Earthy red with notes of herbs and spices

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a wonderful red wine with an earthy flavour profile, offering notes of herbs, spices and tobacco. Unique to this region in Tuscany, it is known for being an elegant and balanced red. With a light body and fruity nose, it’s no wonder that Vino Nobile has become increasingly popular for parties or dinner conversations. It pairs especially well with truffle-based dishes and game meats, bringing out the flavours even further. If you haven’t tried it yet, make sure you give it a taste next time you’re looking for something smooth yet complex - even the biggest Italian food lovers (or sceptics) will be impressed!

Vernaccia di San Gimignano – Crisp white wine, complemented with aromas of lemon, apple and pear

This crisp and clean variety offers aromas of tart lemon rind, freshly cut apples and honeyed pears that tantalize the palates of those lucky enough to enjoy it. Not only is Vernaccia di San Gimignano pleasant in taste and smell, but it pairs exceptionally well with many traditional Italian dishes featuring seafood, grilled vegetables, and other delicacies of the region. Whether you're looking to savour a glass or uncork a full bottle with friends or family, let this particular white wine be your go-to choice!

Moscadello di Montalcino – Sweet dessert wine with flavours of honey, dried apricots and almond

This unique and complex sweet dessert wine has the power to transport your taste buds to the picturesque hills of Italy. With flavours ranging from creamy honey, succulent dried apricots, and nutty almonds, this varied flavour profile is sure to delight any palette. The full body of this wine also means it pairs wonderfully with fruit-based desserts or savoury dishes such as poultry and fish. This one-of-a-kind Italian dessert wine adds a special touch to all kinds of occasions.

As you can see, Tuscany is home to a variety of delicious wines, each with its unique characteristics and flavours. From the dry red Chianti to the sweet Moscadello di Montalcino dessert wine, there’s something for everyone in this Italian region.

Popular Wine Tours in Tuscany with tabl.com

With so many incredible choices available, a wine tour in Tuscany is the ideal way to discover the most popular Tuscan wines for 2023. Especially when you get to visit the local vineyards and sample these delightful wines first-hand. To that end, we invite you to book yourself onto one of our food and drink experiences ready to enjoy some of the finer things on offer in this incredible region of Italy.

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