Tuscany’s rolling vineyards and olive groves make it one of the world’s most stunning wine regions, yet it is also Italy’s oldest, dating back to the Etruscans. Tuscany is also behind Italy’s famous wine export Chianti, as well as revered Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano from the hills near Florence and Siena. Closer to the Mediterranean, the maritime-influenced vineyards of Morellino di Scansano, Maremma and trendy Bolgheri produce stylish wines of great distinction. While Tuscany’s native red grape Sangiovese still reigns supreme, French varieties Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot and Syrah were controversially introduced to Tuscany in the 1960s by winemakers keen to experiment with these grapes on Italian soil, openly flouting Italian wine law. Their wines earned the name ‘Super Tuscans’ in a movement that created positive, lasting change in the Italian wine industry.