PONTASSIEVE, municipality in the Metropolitan city of Florence located about 9 miles (14kms) south east of Florence at the confluence of the Arno and Sieve rivers. It lies on the edge of the Chianti Rufina DOCG zone in Tuscany. Several merchant wineries have their HQs here, including Frescobaldi, Melini and Ruffino, benefitting from road links connect the Valdarno with Florence. Historically, Pontassieve has acted as a place of exchange between the city of Florence and the Mugello, Valdisieve and Valdarno areas.