The Suvereto title was introduced at full DOCG status in November 2011, in Italy's central Tuscany region. It was effectively formed from the Val di Cornia subzone of Suvereto, whose Sangiovese-, Cabernet- and Merlot-based wines were recognized as being of particularly high quality.
In keeping with Italy's move towards varietal labeling, Suvereto DOCG wines may be labeled as Suvereto Sangiovese, Suvereto Merlot and Suvereto Cabernet Sauvignon, providing that the stated variety comprises at least 85% of the finished wine.
The emphasis placed on Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes under a Tuscan DOCG reflects just how globally successful these two varieties have grown from their Bordeaux roots. Both Cabernet and Merlot are used individually in many DOCs around Italy (particularly in the more forward-looking center and north), but rarely are they given such focus as here in Suvereto.