This was unfair for wines that are far above average in terms of their quality. Now the growers and makers can choose to use the denomination of Colli dell’ Etruria Centrale DOC for which a higher price can more easily be attained. That said, not all wines from this DOC are ‘super Tuscans’.

The Colli dell’ Etruria Centrale Bianco is made from not less than 50% Trebbiano Toscano, supplemented with no more than 50% Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Malvasia, or Sauvignon. These Italian whites are generally fresh, fruity, juicy, and very light. Drinking temperature for this Italian wine is 46.4- 50.0°F (8-10°C).

Chianti Bottles WineThe Rosato and Rosso wines may be made from a minimum 50% Sangiovese, and not more than 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Ciliegiolo, and Canaiolo. These allows the wine maker full room for personal expression from light wine to macho bully boy wines. All these Italian wines contain substantial fruit and freshness. Drinking temperature for this Italian winw is 50-53.6°F (10-12°C) for a Rosato, 53.6-57.2°F (12-14°C) for a Rosso, and 60.8-62.6°F (16-17°C) for a ‘super Tuscan’.

The same area also produces an intensely aromatic and wonderful Vin Santo. Drinking temperature for this Italian wine is 42.8-46.4°F(6-8°C) through to 50-53.6°F (10-12°C) according to personal preference.