Wine Masters: Veneto and Tuscany

Veneto

Amarone wines are some of the most intriguing, but also controversial, wines from Italy. Made in an unusual style, they have a unique character and heady richness that is hard to surpass. Within that large region is a smaller wine producing region known as Valpolicella. There, several styles of wine are produced including basic dry red wines labeled as Valpolicella. The Amarone are usually labeled fully as Amarone della Valpolicella.

Tuscany

In addition to splendid landscapes, Tuscany’s popularity is also directly tied to its fine red wines produced in the region and known generally as Chianti wine. The Chianti region, extending roughly over the two main city provinces of Florence and Siena, is characterized by a combination of almost perfect weather and soil that produces a precious wine considered one of the best wines around the world.

  • "Classico", the more well-known of the Chianti wines. Production is limited to area between Florence and Siena, as seen in lighter green area on the map to the right.
  • "Colli Aretini", hills towards Arezzo
  • "Colli Fiorentini", hills around Florence
  • "Colli Senesi", hills around Siena
  • "Colline Pisane", hills towards Pisa
  • "Montalbano", area in the Montalbano hills around Pistoia (where the villa is located)
  • "Montespertoli", hills around Montespertoli
  • "Rufina", area of hills near Rufina to the east of Florence
Juanita de Paola