Top 10 Tuscan Wines – some of the Best Wines from Tuscany

What are some of the Best Wines in Tuscany? Here’s our Top 10:

Our recent tour to Tuscany focused on Chianti Classico, Montepulciano and Montalcino so the selections of the best wines culled from our visits are restricted to just those areas. And although some people may disagree, those 3 areas constitute the essence of Tuscany and the best expression of Sangiovese that you will find.

We often gather feedback or votes on the wines from tour alumni or conduct blind tastings during a tour and then merge them with our own findings to make our recommendations on the Tuscan wines you should try. So here they are:

The top 10 wines from Tuscany (based on our 2018 tour):

  1. Le Fonti Chianti Classico Riserva 2013
  2. Tenuta Miccine Chianti Classico Riserva 2014
  3. Carpazo Brunello Riserva 2012
  4. Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello Riserva 2012
  5. Potazzine Brunello 2013
  6. Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico Riserva 2014
  7. Rocca di Castagnoli Buriano IGT 1996 Cabernet
  8. Poliziano Nobile di Montepulciano 2015
  9. Boscarelli Nobile di Montepulciano 2013 Riserva
  10. Tenute del Cerro Nobile di Montepulciano 2014

A note about our #1:

  • very good availability in North America
  • a 3 Glass award from Gambero Rosso even on a poor vintage year, is always a sign of an outstanding producer;
  • lastly…GREAT value. Look for a bottle today

So there you have it, our most recent Top 10 Best Wines from our 2018 Tuscany tours. All of the wines on this list are excellent and worth seeking out but the winner of the #1 spot: Tenute del Cerro Nobile di Montepulciano 2014 has the great formula of being a great value and a 3 glass award winner with very good availability. Thoughts? Have you tried any of these wines? What are your favorite wines from Tuscany? Let us know in the comments section below.

So that was our selection of some of the best wines to try based on our most recent tastings there, but what if you only had a limited time in Tuscany or were wondering which wineries really should be on your list to visit, here’s our recommendations on the Top 5 Wineries to Visit in Tuscany.

For more great wines, wineries, restaurants here’s all of our daily diaries from our most recent wine tour of Tuscany:


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