Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is well known for several notable wines such as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano which are mostly made with Sangiovese grape. The region is also known for the dessert wine Vin Santo, made from Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes.
Tuscany has 33 Denominazioni di origine controllata (DOC) and nine Denominazioni di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). In the 1970s a new wine class came out and was known as “Super Tuscans” and were not produced under DOC and DOCG regulations but many of these wines became cult wines. Tuscanu also has five Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) designations.
In the South of Tuscany, towards the region of Latium, is the area of Maremma, which own its own IGT designation Maremma Toscana.Grosseto is an emerging regions in Tuscany regarding wine production with its 8 DOC designations. Half of these 8 DOC designations were create in the late 1990s which counts the region of Monteregio di Massa Marittima