Wine In Tuscany Part III, Tuscan Wine Growing Areas

Wine Growing Areas In Tuscany 

There are two major areas of wine production in Tuscany, the central hills and the Mediterranean coast.

Central Tuscany includes all of Chianti (Chianti Classico and the other Chianti areas), Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Brunello di Montalcino, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Carmignano, Valdarno and Val di Chiana

The Mediterranean Coast includes the traditional wine growing areas of the Maremma (the province of Grosseto, where you will find Morellino di Scansano DOCG), the islands of Elba and the hills around Lucca and the Apuan Alps. More recent wine growing areas include the area around Livorno (Leghorn) which includes Bolgheri, Montescudaio and Val di Cornia, here, international varieties such as cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot dominate.