THE WINES & CULTURE OF TUSCANY
Tuscany is one of the most dynamic wine-producing regions of Italy, comprising many of the country's most famous wine appellations. Chianti is the most diversified Tuscan appellation. It has always been the dominant strength of the region, due to its universality and uncontested personnality. Brunello di Montalcino is another famous Tuscan appellation, covering the vineyards around the fortified city of Sienna, where red wines achieve legendary depth and longevity. It produces some of the most expensive Italian wines. Not far from Montalcino is Montepulciano and its Vino Nobile made from a special kind of Sangiovese named Prugnolo Gentile.