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Sweeter wines in Tuscany?

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Sweeter wines in Tuscany?

I will be in Tuscany in may and I'm Looking for recommendations for some wineries with sweeter wines. not ice wine. Rieslings, Moscato, Zinfandel, Gewurztraminer, brachetto. Also places with pairings, I'm starting to try drier wines but I find I enjoy them best when paired with food. Thanks for your time!

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1. Re: Sweeter wines in Tuscany?

Try a Moscato. Vin Santo is sweet and many Italians dip biscotti in it after dinner.

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2. Re: Sweeter wines in Tuscany?

Do you know any wineries that serve this?

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3. Re: Sweeter wines in Tuscany?

There are thousands of grape varietals in Italy.....about 900 of them "documented."

Not sure why you would think that Reisling is grown in Italy?

There is a "mutant" form of Gewurtz grown in Northern Italy called Traminer.

The only place where Zinfandel is made sweet is in the US.

In Italy it is known as primitivo and it is not sweet.

Try a Moscato.

Edited: 4:56 pm, October 18, 2017
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4. Re: Sweeter wines in Tuscany?

There are several sweet wines that you find early. Ask your server in Tuscany for a sweet wine, Rosso or Blanco. There are SO many.You will not a difficult time finding your wine. You counted try a Sangiovese also. If you like after dinner liquors. you must try a limoncello liquor.

Three of the Best Italian Dessert Wines | ITALY Magazine

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Nov 12, 2014 ... From Passito di Pantelleria to Moscato d'Asti, there's an Italian dessert wine for every occasion.

Wine Tasting in Tuscany: Tuscany's Best Wine Regions - Walks of Italy

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and Moscadello, a sweet wine made from moscato grapes

http://www.totalwine.com/wine/italy/c

Marchese dell'Elsa Moscato d'Asti.

Bartenura Moscato Wine Italy | Moscato Blue Bottle

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Bartenura Moscato wine from Italy presents "Out of the Blue Moscato.”

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5. Re: Sweeter wines in Tuscany?

Lacey, almost all wine producers from the top end, international names that you would see on the shelves at home to my next door neighbour now make vin santo, you'll find it everywhere. It is known as dessert wine but I have seen visitors enjoying (or at least I assumed they did) a bottle with pasta! Wouldn't be to my taste but the waiter served them a bottle in a fashion that suggested it wasn't the first time he had received the request. Re pairings, the only places I can think of that do this are the vineyards such as Avignonesi, Antinori, Gattavecchi, etc where they offer a fixed menu lunch with wine. However, here you would get to sample everything from the driest white as an aperitif to the vin santo or passito at the end of the meal.

Edited: 10:21 pm, October 18, 2017
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6. Re: Sweeter wines in Tuscany?

Vin Santo is made by quite a few producers in Tuscany. It is typically served at the end of the meal. It is much sweeter with a concentrated body vs the a Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Avignonesi near Montepulciano runs a vineyard tour that focuses on Vin Santo production. The tour also includes a lunch.

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7. Re: Sweeter wines in Tuscany?

Also, just outside Radda, is Volpaia Vinery. Both wine and olive oil.

They offer a wonderful lunch with pairings. I suggest advance reservations.

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8. Re: Sweeter wines in Tuscany?

Thank-you all so much. Will I be able to get sweeter wines like vin santo at most wineries? Some of the wineries that look appealing to me are:

-Castello di Monterinaldi

-Azienda Agricola Brogioni Maurizio-Greve

-Poggio Antico-Montalcino

-Fattoria Casaloste

-Avignonesi -Montepulciano

-Montefioralle Winery, in greve

-L'Orcio a Ca di Pesa srl-panzano,italy

-Castello Banfi - Il Borgo, Montalcino,Italy

Will all or most of these places have sweeter wine options?

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9. Re: Sweeter wines in Tuscany?

I would think so. There is no shortage of wines

In Italy.

You can also shop at a Coop or Super Marche.

Grocery stores have excellent local wines

And delicious prepared foods.

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10. Re: Sweeter wines in Tuscany?

Buy in supermarkets always, far better value than the vineyards plus an excellent choice.

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