Chianti Colli Aretini DOCG is a red wine from the most easterly of the sub-regions within the wider Chianti DOCG in Tuscany. Chianti Colli Aretini translates as ‘Chianti from the Aretine hills’, meaning the city of Arezzo and land in the eponymously named province.
Terroir: ‘Broad valley, hot in summer, cold in winter and often fairly damp. Sangiovese sometimes fails to ripen fully on the cool slopes of the Pratomagno (mountain range) north-west of Arezzo and eastern side of the Chianti range,’ says Burton Anderson (1990, p.198).
Wine style: ‘Medium bodied, best drunk young,’ (David Gleave MW: 1989, p.99).
David Gleave, The Wines of Italy, (Salamander Books, London, 1989).