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Toscana IGT

The Toscana IGT Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) wine region, a beacon of innovation and creativity within the Italian wine landscape, represents a significant departure from the traditional confines of winemaking regulations. This region, encompassing the entirety of Tuscany, has played a pivotal role in the evolution of Italian wines on the global stage, offering a canvas for winemakers to express their artistry without the stringent limitations imposed by the more rigid Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) and Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) classifications.

History of Toscana IGT

The inception of Toscana IGT can be traced back to the wine revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, a period marked by a collective push against the restrictive DOC regulations that were established in the 1960s. The pioneering winemakers of this era, frustrated by the constraints that stifled creativity and innovation, began producing wines that did not adhere to the traditional varietal compositions mandated by DOC laws. These wines, which came to be known as “Super Tuscans,” were initially classified as Vino da Tavola (table wine), the lowest tier in the Italian wine classification system, despite their superior quality and innovative approach. The creation of the IGT category in the 1990s was a direct response to the need for a classification that could encompass these high-quality, non-traditional wines, offering them a rightful place within the hierarchy of Italian wines.

Location

Toscana IGT encompasses the entire region of Tuscany, stretching from the Apennine mountains to the west coast, covering all ten provinces. This broad geographical designation allows for a diverse range of wines to be produced under its label, reflecting the rich tapestry of landscapes and microclimates that Tuscany is known for.

Soil Profile and Climatic Conditions

Tuscany’s soil is a mosaic of different types, including clay, silt, sand, limestone, and schist, contributing to the unique characteristics of Toscana IGT wines. The region’s climate is predominantly Mediterranean, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. This climate, coupled with the varied topography of hills, valleys, and coastal areas, creates an optimal environment for viticulture, allowing grapes to ripen fully while retaining the necessary acidity to produce balanced and complex wines.

Grape Varieties

Toscana IGT is celebrated for its varietal diversity, offering winemakers the liberty to experiment with both indigenous and international grape varieties. While Sangiovese remains the quintessential Tuscan grape, emblematic of the region’s winemaking heritage, other varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Chardonnay have also found a welcoming home in Tuscany. This amalgamation of traditional and international varieties facilitates the production of a wide spectrum of wine styles, from single-varietal offerings to innovative blends that transcend conventional expectations.

Taste of Wines

The taste profile of Toscana IGT wines is as varied as the grapes that go into their making. Sangiovese-based wines are celebrated for their vibrant acidity and savory flavors, often showcasing notes of red cherries, tomatoes, and herbs, with a characteristic tannic backbone. The international varietals, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, contribute to the creation of fuller-bodied, more opulent wines that exhibit dark fruit flavors, spice, and a smoother tannic structure. White wines under the Toscana IGT banner, primarily made from varieties like Vermentino and Chardonnay, offer refreshing acidity with floral and citrus notes. The region also produces exceptional dessert wines, characterized by their sweetness and rich fruit flavors.

In essence, Toscana IGT stands as a testament to the spirit of evolution and adaptability in the face of tradition. By embracing both the heritage of Italian winemaking and the potential for innovation, Toscana IGT has carved out a niche that respects the past while boldly stepping into the future. These wines not only reflect the rich diversity of Tuscany’s terroir but also the dynamic creativity of its winemakers, making Toscana IGT a vital and vibrant part of Italy’s wine narrative.

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    Bibi Graetz Testamatta Toscana IGT 2019

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    Flaccianello della Pieve 2019

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    Flaccianello della Pieve 2018

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    Masseto Toscana Merlot 2020

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    Fontodi Meriggio Colli Toscana Centrale 2021

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    Tenuta San Guido Le Difese Toscana 2021

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  • Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana

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  • Ornellaia Poggio alla Gazze dell'Ornellaia Toscana IGT 2020

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    Ornellaia Toscana Bianco IGT 2018

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    Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2020

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    Gaja Ca’marcanda Promis 2020

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    Arcanum Valadorna Toscana IGT 2016

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    Arcanum Toscana IGT Red 2016

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