Dear Wine Master,
What makes a wine a Super Tuscan?
In my usual contrary way I will answer your question by relating what a Super Tuscan is NOT!!
A Super Tuscan wine is not a wine that fits into the quality designations set up under Italian wine laws. For a rather fuller description of these quality marks please look at the ‘Wine Ratings’ page at Wine Regions of Italy.
Many, but not all ”Super Tuscan” wines originate from the Chianti Classico region. The first Super Tuscan was Sassicaia, although the term was not in use at the …