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Region: Tuscany
Zone: Chianti DOCG

Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Taste: Dry
Volume: Strong
Min. alcohol: 12%
Mandatory Storage: Min. 5 mdr.
Storage potential: 10 years

Way back in antiquity, Florence’s residents and restaurants got their red wine from this area, which partially surrounds the city to the south, east and west along the Arno and Pesa valleys. The region also dips down on each side of the Chianti Classico zone, and covers 18 comuni in all.

Previously, the wines were often bottled without a label, and each restaurant had its own, completely original of course, wine from the mountains. Fortunately, the area is still an endless source for the city’s daily wines, and today Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG is one of the leading Chianti types.

The wine is smooth, round and suited to be enjoyed while young. When it’s young, the color is ruby red, but with time it becomes a more golden-orange, and gets more robust, complete and aristocratic in both the bouquet and taste.

Due to the very different climate conditions and geology, the wines from Colli Fiorentini can vary a great deal, but they generally have an enormous potential, especially from the top producers.

Mandatory aging is until June 1 after the harvest year.

There is also a Chianti Colli Fiorentini Riserva DOCG with an aging requirement of a minimum of 2 years, with 6 months in the barrel and 3 months in the bottle. The minimum alcohol concentration is 12.5%.

Shelf life: Up to 5 years. The Riserva type up to 10 years or more.

Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG is a sub-zone under Chianti DOCG. Additional background, history and facts about Chianti DOCG can be found here [read more…]