IGT area (country wines) or Toscano for white, red and rosé wines in the Italian region of Tuscany. It covers 13,400 vineyards throughout the region in the provinces of Arezzo, Firenze, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. The area was created in 1995 specifically for the Super Tuscans. This meant that wines previously only classified as Vino da Tavola could now be declared as origin-protected wines. Grape varieties authorised in the region may be used. Varietal wines must contain at least 85% of the variety in question, up to 15% may be other varieties. For the wines, a minimum alcohol content is prescribed for each wine type, but no ageing period.
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