The vines and wines under the bright sunshine of Tuscany/托斯卡纳艳阳孕育的葡萄与葡萄美酒

Xiao(杜小雯)& Jing (王景)

English (英文)


Tuscany (57 k ha – 4th)

11 DOCGs:

Chianti DOCG;

Chianti Classico DOCG;

Chianti Classico Reserva DOCG;

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG;

Rosso di Montalcino DOC

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG;

Rosso di Montepulciano DOC

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG

63% DOP, 25% IGT, 12% others;

13% white; 87% red/pink

3 parts:

1. north: mountainous ⛰ Chianti region

2. south: foothills & valleys

3. flat coastal plain

Sangiovese (most planted in Tuscany & Italy – 63%, 71.5 k ha; 10% Italy): m intensity ruby color, orange hues (rich in malvin & cyanin, no acylated anthocyanins), hi AL & TA; buds early and ripens late, needs warm climate; m-f bodied; Aromas of red 🍒, plums and dried herbs; usually a period time in oak (small barrels & large casks) ➜ softern TA, + spicy flavours; bottle age ➜ meaty & gamey 102 clones; 2 biotypes: S. Grosso & S. Piccolo

Trebbiano Toscano – 5% planting 23 k ha (Ugni Blanc in 🇫🇷): in blend for “Vin Santo”. late budding, ❎ vulnerable to Spring Frost; ripens well in ☀️ & heat, retain high AC, neutral flavours: m (-) 🍋, herbal; prone to downy mildew & eutypa dieback, otherwise good disease resistence; 

Canaiolo Nero (blending partner of Sangiovese): red berry fruit, floral notes & light TA


An effortless trip with the ears, let’s go now!

Published by 小Vino

Ciao! 👋 Xiao.Vino is here! 😊 A 🇨🇳 Chinese 🍷Wine Professional based in Verona, Italy 🇮🇹 Result-driven💰 Facebook & YouTube Advertising “geek” @ Vinitaly International 🙇🏻‍♀️ Currently a WSET diploma & VIA (Vinitaly International Academy) candidate, lifelong wine education continues; 微信公众号:小Vino 👩‍🎓 Proud graduate of Vinifera European Master of Science in Viticulture and Enology (P9: 2015-17) & Asia’s first College of Enology (2011-15) #小雯的葡萄酒之旅 Life Motto: Live 1 & wine life to the fullest! 🥂 “每一个不曾举杯、不曾起舞的日子,都是对生命的辜负”。

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