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Region: Tuscany
Zone: Chianti DOCG

Chianti Colline Pisane DOCG

Facts about this wine

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

The mild, maritime climate in the sun-soaked hills southeast of Pisa, around the cities, Casciana Terme and San Miniato, create the possibility for producing light and easy Chianti types, although it's not often you see this sub-zone's name on the label. It's probably the leaning tower in the main town that attracts the most attention, and Colline Pisanes production is almost minimal in comparison with the other sub-zones.

As mentioned, the red wines from here belong to the lighter end of the scale, and thus aren't very tenacious. On the other hand, they are smooth and pleasant, with their own air of freshness and youthfulness.

In recent years, things have begun to happen on the development side, as new producers have come and are working with more ample, complex wines and more talented people have interesting initiatives on the way.

Mandatory aging: Until March 1 after the harvest year; Chianti Colline Pisane Riserva DOCG 12.5% alcohol concentration and a min. 2 years' aging, of which 3 months in the bottle.

Shelf life is up to 5 years. For Riserva 10 years or more.

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