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Anteprima Vini Della Costa Toscana 2023

The weekend of 11th/12th March was spent in Lucca, Tuscany, as a guest of Anteprima Vini Costa Toscana 2023.

Some 70 wineries attended this event to present their latest releases within the historic grounds and imposing building known as Real Collegio, formerly an old monastery, then a school with 500 years of history on its shoulders.

The birth of the Associazione Grandi Cru della Costa Toscana occurred in 2003 when a dozen Tuscan wine producers with a collective viewpoint decided to promote with one voice, the diverse coastal wines of Massa, Lucca, Pisa, Livorno and Grosseto.

The one common denominator is the Tyrrhenian Sea, with its cool, salt laden wind, which brings a unique Mirco climate that has shaped and help define the character of the wines produced under its influence.

Today, the association has grown and now boasts some 70 members. One of the founder members was Tenuta San Guido noted producer Sassicaia, Italy’s first ‘Super Tuscan’.

The President of the association is Duccio Corsini, the highly respected winemaker and owner of Villa Le Corti in Chianti Classico and Tenuta Marsiliana estate, in Manciano, in the pr