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Region: Tuscany
Zone: Chianti DOCG

Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Taste: Dry
Volume: Medium
Min. alcohol: 11.5%
Mandatory Storage: Min. 5 mdr.
Storage potential: 10 years

Next after Chianti Classico DOCG is Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG, the largest and most productive zone in the area. It is divided up into three sectors: one around (Brunello-) the city Montalcino, one around (Vino Nobile-) the city, Montepulciano and finally in a zone that arches from San Gimignano and eastward to south of the Classico zone and encompasses 23 comuni in the Siena province.

The qualities here are so interesting that wine producers, contrary to in other sub-zones, are more than happy to advertise the Colli Senesi name on the label.

As in the neighboring zone, Colli Fiorentini, there is a great deal of climatic and geological variation, which means that the wines range from the sublime to the regular, harmless and everyday wines, but differences in technique also play a role. Summarily speaking, the wines from Colli Senesi are youthful, and the fresh have clearly taken over. The area's Riserva types can especially be highlighted.

Mandatory aging: Until June 1 after the harvest year. Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva DOCG must contain a minimum 12.5% alcohol concentration and age a minimum 2 years, with 3 months in the bottle.

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

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