Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG or ‘Florence Hills Chianti’ is one of the sub-regions within Tuscany‘s wider Chianti DOCG, in this case the province of Florence (‘Firenze’), just north of Chianti Classico. Chianti Colli Fiorentini’s production zone stretches from near Pistoia in the northwest where it neighbours Chianti Montalbano, along the Arno around the southern and eastern limits of Florence, where it borders the Chianti Classico DOCG zone to the north, and on to Dicomano at the southern border of the Chianti Rufina zone.
Wine style: ‘Good quaffing Chianti as well as some of the finest reservas,’ (David Gleave MW: 1989, p.99).
Organics: 2016 ‘25% of wine estates belonging to the Chianti Colli Fiorentini consortium now have organic certification status,’ (Helen Farrell: 2016). 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.
No certification: Castelli del Grevepesa.
David Gleave, ‘The Wines of Italy‘ (Salamander Books, London, 1989), p.99.