White, red, rosé: Tuscan wine color isn’t just one. By tradition it seems Tuscan wine has to be red. But it isn’t always true.
Among Tuscan wines there are some excellent white, as Moscadello di Montalcino, Ansonica, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Bianco Valdinievole and Bianco Pitigliano, and rosé, as well as some wines produced in Capalbio, Argentario and Elba island. Let’s not forget Vin Santo, a dessert sweet white Tuscan wine.
No doubt red wine is the most well-known and produced in Tuscany, famous for Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano and Super Tuscans.
But it’s not enough to say red, there are many different types.
In fact you can recognize the age of wine by its color.
Young wines are bright red almost purple, that shows they aren’t aged in bottles or barrels. Others are ruby red within a range of intensity.
Aged wines are burgundy red, a color for meditation wines to match some rich dishes. Lately it’s trendy to serve them as appetizers with seasoned cheese and cured meat. Some much aged wines, refined in oak barrels, are red with orange nuances. This is because wine loses anthocyanins by oxidation.
Regarding rosè wines you have to know that today aren’t produced anylonger industrially. There has been a rediscovery of natural and authentic wine.
Now rosè wines are produced with Malvasia Nera, Merlot and Aleatico, or Cabernet and Aleatico, in Maremma.
Despite what usually people think, Tuscany is the land of white wines too. There are of very important: Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Moscadello di Montalcino and many others. Their color is straw or amber.
Vin Santo colors, instead, are bright from straw yellow to gold. This kind of wine, among the most famous white dessert wine, is produced with Trebbiano and Malvasia. But there is red and rosè too, when it is produced with Sangiovese. The color is pale or marked pink.
In a land as Tuscany with fourteen wine routes wine colors are like a rainbow symphony.
If you decide to visit this region, you’ll find many other colors such as tree green, soil brown, sky and sea blue. If you are looking for a pleasant “formula” to taste good wines and see as they are produced, the best way would be to choose a Tuscan winery tour . You could relax in the Tuscan countryside and if you happened to be dizzy you wouldn’t have to worry to drive back.
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