CHIANTI COLLI FIORENTINI DOCG or ‘Chianti from the hills of Florence’ is a red wine from the province of Florence (‘Firenze’) in Tuscany. Chianti Colli Fiorentini is one of the sub-regions within the wider Chianti DOCG. It borders the Chianti Classico DOCG zone to the north, and extends to the southern border of the Rufina zone. ‘Like its neighbouring regions of Chianti Montalbano and Chianti Rufina, Chianti Colli Fiorentini’s traditional main market is Florence. The zones stretch from near Pistoia on the northwest (Montalbano) around the southern and eastern limits of Florence (Colli Fiorentini) to the town of Dicomano on the northeast (Rufina),’ (Anderson, 1980, p237).
WINE STYLE | ‘Good quaffing Chianti as well as some of the finest reservas,’ (David Gleave, 1989, p99).
ORGANICS | 2016 ‘25% of wine estates belonging to the Chianti Colli Fiorentini consortium now have organic certification status,’ writes Helen Farrell. The pioneer was Tenuta San Vito, in Montelupo Fiorentino, back in 1982, followed by Fattoria San Michele a Torri, in Scandicci, in 1993. New members to the Consortium, Ottomani, Podere Casaccia and Gualandi, all produce wines according to eco-friendly systems ranging from organic to biodynamic.’
CERTIFIED ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC PRACTICES | Fattoria Le Masse.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC | Tenuta San Vito. / Villa Spoiano.
NO CERTIFICATION | Castelli del Grevepesa.
David Gleave, ‘The Wines of Italy‘ (Salamander Books, London, 1989), p99.
Helen Farrell (2016), ‘25% of Chianti Colli Fiorentini wine producers go green’ The Florentine.