The excellence of Tuscan red wine originates from the close bond between favourable climatic conditions and a long and glorious tradition. For centuries the prestige of the region's enology has been linked to the great potential of the Sangiovese vine, which gave rise to national glories such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano, flanked, in recent decades, by Bordeaux-style vines such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. From these international vines today come the famous Super Tuscans, produced with ageing in barriques and present on the most prestigious tables all over the world. From the youngest and most delicate expressions to the most important and structured ones, from the historical denominations to the most recent novelties, the production panorama is today very vast and varied, and in constant expansion. The essential point, however, is always quality and that unmistakable, genuine, territorial character known and appreciated throughout the world.