Colli di Faenza

Colli di Faenza

44° 17' 8'' N


11° 52' 59'' E




about this subregion

Nestled in the heart of Italy's Emilia-Romagna region lies the enchanting sub-region of Colli di Faenza. This undulating landscape is a mosaic of verdant vineyards, gentle slopes, and ancient soil that whispers tales of countless seasons gone by.

The environment here is nothing short of idyllic for viticulture. A harmonious blend of the Mediterranean climate with the nourishing breezes that meander through the vine rows ensures that grapes mature to perfection. The sunlight dapples through the canopies, casting a golden hue on the vineyards, while the soils, rich and varied, impart unique characteristics to each bottle of wine.

However, what truly sets Colli di Faenza apart is its kaleidoscope of grape varieties. The red vines are predominantly draped with clusters of Ancellotta, lending its intense color and richly-fruited profile. The elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon finds its match in the region's earthy tones, while Ciliegiolo brings forward red fruit aromas reminiscent of cherries in bloom. Merlot, with its soft tannins, marries beautifully with the local terroir, and then there’s the ever-resilient Sangiovese – the heart and soul of many Italian wines – presenting its vibrant acidity and nuanced red fruit flavors.

In the realm of whites, Pignoletto reigns supreme, offering wines with refreshing acidity and notes of green apple and floral undertones. The elegance of Chardonnay finds a unique expression in the region's soils, producing wines that are both creamy and mineral-driven. Grechetto adds its aromatic complexity with hints of white fruits and almond. Pinot Bianco, with its delicate floral touch, contrasts beautifully with the more robust and herbaceous profile of Sauvignon Blanc. And then there's Trebbiano, versatile and adaptive, weaving its citrus and stone fruit narratives throughout many of the region's white blends.

Colli di Faenza, in essence, is a celebration of diversity and unity, of age-old traditions meeting innovative winemaking techniques. It is where the love for the land and the passion for wine converge, producing bottles that not only tell the tale of a place but also of the people and the vines that call it home.


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Discover Terroir

The DOC Colli di Faenza, located in the Emilia-Romagna wine region, covers wines produced in Brissighella, Carola Valsenio, Riolo Terme, and parts of Faenza in the province of Ravenna, and Modigliani, and parts of Tredozio in Forli Province.

Colli di Faenza's climate is humid, giving the grapes greater depth and complexity of flavour. During the summer, temperatures are high, and there is a higher concentration of humidity, while winters are cool and dry.

On the other hand, the soil of this DOC is composed of peat and has a sandy texture. This provides the vineyards with good drainage.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Ancellotta, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ciliegiolo, Merlot, Sangiovese

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Pignoletto, Chardonnay, Grechetto, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano

Colli di Faenza, an esteemed wine region in Italy's Emilia-Romagna, is renowned for its diverse selection of red and white wines.

Among the most common red wines, Sangiovese reigns supreme. As the region's signature grape, Sangiovese grapes thrive in the favorable climate, producing wines with bold cherry and red berry flavors, harmoniously balanced by lively acidity and a touch of earthiness. These Sangiovese-based reds often captivate with their versatility and ability to age gracefully, making them a staple for wine enthusiasts worldwide.

On the white wine front, Pignoletto stands out as the region's prominent variety. These refreshing wines exhibit crisp citrus notes, complemented by floral aromas and a subtle mineral undertone. Pignoletto wines are celebrated for their vibrant acidity, which pairs impeccably with the region's delightful cuisine.

With a strong focus on traditional winemaking techniques, Colli di Faenza's winemakers strive to preserve the essence of their terroir. By marrying age-old practices with modern innovations, they craft wines that reflect both the rich history and contemporary spirit of the region.

Colli di Faenza's red and white wines have earned a place of distinction in the hearts of wine enthusiasts, and their allure continues to grow. Whether sipping a velvety Sangiovese or indulging in a crisp Pignoletto, these wines offer a captivating glimpse into the terroir of this captivating Italian wine region. As Colli di Faenza wines continue to garner global recognition, they remain a must-try for those seeking a true taste of Emilia-Romagna's viticultural prowess.