Discover Super Tuscan Wines and Bolgheri

A trip to Tuscany isn't complete without experiencing a Super Tuscan wine tasting. Discover how these remarkable wines offer a captivating twist to the region’s viticultural heritage.

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A trip to Tuscany isn't complete without experiencing a Super Tuscan wine tasting. These remarkable wines break away from traditional Italian winemaking rules, offering a captivating twist to the region’s viticultural heritage.

What are Super Tuscans?

Super Tuscans are Tuscany's most daring wines. These highly esteemed red wines are intentionally crafted without following the strict regulations of certain traditional wines, especially Chianti and Chianti Classico DOCG. By breaking these rules, producers are able to create revolutionary, complex, and prestigious wines. 

What is the difference between traditional and Super tuscan wines?

Unlike conventional Tuscan wines that adhere strictly to regional guidelines, Super Tuscans embrace non-native grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. These innovative blends create robust, full-bodied wines with a distinctive character, seamlessly marrying the finest elements of Italian and international winemaking - tradition and innovation merge, delighting the palate with every sip.

Pairing Super Tuscan Wines

Since their inception in the late 1960s, Super Tuscans have garnered significant acclaim both in Italy and internationally because they enhance the dining experience, bringing out the nuanced flavors in both the food and the spirit. Their bold flavors complement hearty dishes such as grilled steaks, lamb chops, and rich pasta sauces. For a more refined pairing, consider matching these wines with aged cheeses or game meats.

Bolgheri and Super Tuscan Wines

Bolgheri, a picturesque village near the Tuscan coast, is home to a renowned variety of Super Tuscan wines. Although its wine history is relatively young, Bolgheri wines have quickly risen to global prominence, often outperforming well-established DOC and DOCG wines in prestigious rankings. The region's unique terroir, influenced by its proximity to the sea and its diverse soil composition, creates ideal conditions for this groundbreaking viticulture.

Exploring Bolgheri 

One of the most enchanting ways to experience Bolgheri is by cycling through its countryside. Pedal along quaint paths, transitioning from the sea to the rolling hills, passing vineyards that stretch out towards the horizon. On clear days, you can even glimpse the Tuscan islands of Elba, Capraia, and Corsica in the distance. 

Your wine tasting experience in Bolgheri is incomplete without a visit to the iconic Avenue of Cypresses. This picturesque road leads to the heart of Bolgheri, offering stunning views and a perfect photo opportunity.

The Ultimate Wine Tour by LA ROQQA Hotel

For an unparalleled wine tour experience, consider the private wine tours offered by LA ROQQA Hotel in Argentario. These bespoke tours take you through the village and the most important wineries in Bolgheri, including the illustrious Tenuta San Guido and Ornellaia. You will have the opportunity to visit their cellars, taste their exquisite wines, and enjoy a lunch break at the wine shop of Tenuta San Guido, where you can sample the famous Sassicaia.