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Super Tuscans

Super Tuscans

As the crisp fall air sets in, we crave robust red wine to pair with our rich seasonal food.

Enter: Super Tuscans.

These iconic wines are among the most celebrated in Italy; however, they were invented less than 50 years ago, making them newcomers in the wine world. Their story began in the late 1960s, when several daring winemakers in Toscana decided to incorporate modern techniques into the old wine-making traditions (oh my!).

Following a drive to produce a more approachable wine, the winemakers  planted international varietals, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc; blended them with the iconic Sangiovese (considered sacrilege by older winemakers); and aged the must in new small French oak barrels instead of the large traditional oak barrels.

And just like that, Super Tuscans were born!

Even today, the idea of blending non-indigenous grapes with the revered Sangiovese remains controversial in certain Tuscan circles. However, Super Tuscans have stood the test of time and continue to be enjoyed by wine lovers across the globe.

Once you take a sip, you understand. Often big and rich, the red wines range from fruity and spicy to deep and rustic. Taste the wines for yourself in La Piazza at your local Eataly! We are featuring them in select restaurants, alongside rich seasonal dishes.

Come for the Super Tuscans...stay for the food. Bottoms up!


Want more food to enjoy with your Super Tuscans? In time for the harvest, we've rounded up the best excuses — er, real reasons! — to keep celebrating. Explore the festivities at your local Eataly!