Beyond Tuscany's more famous wine regions (Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulciano...) are a group of lesser known, up and coming regions to the west: Montecucco, Morellino di Scansano, Val di Cornia and Carmignano. These are sited on a wide variety of soil types at various elevations flowing down from Tuscany's mountainous central spine to its long, low western coastline. 

Weather patterns are very different from Tuscany's heartland regions, born of tensions between Winds flowing eastward off the Mediterranean Sea, the shaddow of Elba Island, intruding hills and valleys, and a wide range of vineyard elevations. The result of all the above creates a much wider range of styles than what the world has previously known of the more famous regions surrounding Florence.