Collina Torinese

Collina Torinese







about this subregion

Situated in the heart of the Piedmont region, the Collina Torinese DOC boasts a rich tapestry of vineyards, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Alpine foothills. This wine-producing area, endowed with its captivating vistas, is as much a treasure trove for enophiles as it is for anyone captivated by nature’s splendor.

The environment of Collina Torinese plays a quintessential role in shaping the distinct profiles of its wines. Blessed with a temperate climate, the area is fanned by gentle breezes that help mitigate temperature extremities. These natural elements, combined with its diverse soil composition, provide an ideal terroir for vine cultivation. Hillsides bathed in golden sunlight give birth to vines that grow deeply, soaking in the nutrients, which eventually culminate in wines of unparalleled depth and character.

Of the many grape varieties that flourish here, some stand out for their dominance and the excellent wines they produce. Among the reds, Barbera reigns supreme, known for its deep color, full body, and low tannins. Bonarda, Malvasia Nera, and Pelaverga follow closely, each contributing to the region's robust red wine tapestry with their unique flavor profiles. For those who have a penchant for whites, the aromatic Arneis is the star, often yielding wines that are crisp, fragrant, and eminently refreshing.

In sum, Collina Torinese DOC is not just a testament to the grandeur of Piedmont but also a beacon of the region’s dedication to viniculture, capturing the essence of its environment in every bottle.



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The Collina Torinese DOC, located in the Piedmont wine region, covers 28 municipalities in the province of Turin. Collina Torinese is bordered to the south by Albugnano and Freisa d'Asti, and to the southwest by Freisa di Chieri. It is renowned for its exceptional wines, and its commitment to quality is exemplified by organizations like the Consorzio di Tutela Freisa di Chieri, which plays a vital role in ensuring the excellence and authenticity of the wines produced within this prestigious appellation.

The climate of Collina Torinese is moderately continental, with cold winters and hot summers. Regarding rainfall, it receives about 1000 mm of annual rainfall, with the driest season being winter and the wettest seasons being spring and summer.

As the region's name indicates, the vineyards are located on the hills that are east of Turin, which has more or less pronounced reliefs. Depending on the altitude that starts at 180 m (590.551 ft) above sea level, the vineyards' exposure to the sun varies.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Barbera, Bonarda, Malvasia Nera, Pelaverga

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Arneis

In the picturesque hills of Piedmont's Collina Torinese DOC, a splendid array of red and white wines beckons wine enthusiasts to embark on a delightful journey. This lesser-known gem of a wine region reveals a captivating selection of wines that embrace the essence of the terroir.

The most common red wine in Collina Torinese is the Barbera. Bursting with vibrancy, these reds enchant with their juicy flavors of ripe cherries, plums, and a touch of spice. Smooth tannins and refreshing acidity elevate the Barbera wines, making them a versatile choice for a variety of dishes.

For white wine lovers, the Collina Torinese DOC showcases the Arneis grape in all its elegance. The Arneis whites greet the senses with a delicate bouquet of white flowers and hints of citrus. On the palate, a crisp and vibrant acidity prevails, accompanied by flavors of green apple and pear. The Arneis whites offer a refreshing and aromatic experience that captivates with every sip.

In Collina Torinese, winemakers take great pride in nurturing their vineyards with devotion and respect for the land. The region's favorable climate, with warm days and cool nights, ensures a gradual and balanced ripening of the grapes, resulting in wines of exceptional quality.

Pairing these wines with food becomes a gastronomic delight, as the Barbera reds complement rich pasta dishes, savory meats, and aged cheeses, while the Arneis whites accentuate seafood, salads, and light appetizers.

Discovering the red and white treasures of Collina Torinese DOC is a treat for the senses, each wine revealing the winemaking artistry and the enchanting allure of this hidden gem in the Piedmontese landscape.