Supertuscan

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Supertuscan, term sometimes used by English speakers to describe the innovative wines labelled as vino da tavola made in the central Italian region of Tuscany which emerged in the 1970s. Prototype Supertuscans were tignanello and sassicaia, both initially marketed by antinori. The Vino da Tavola denomination was replaced by igt in 1994, but the term Supertuscan remains. For more details, See tuscany.