Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, the Colli dell'Etruria Centrale DOC is a wine region with deep historical and viticultural roots. The Etruscans, an ancient civilization predating the Romans, once thrived in these gentle hills, and today their legacy lives on in the vineyards that flourish across the landscape.
The environment of the Colli dell'Etruria Centrale is quintessentially Mediterranean, characterized by mild winters and warm, sunlit summers. This benevolent climate, coupled with the region's diverse soil types, allows for the cultivation of a variety of grape vines. Yet, amidst this diversity, certain grape varieties stand out for their prominence.
Among the reds, Sangiovese reigns supreme, known for producing wines with robust flavors and deep, ruby-red hues. This grape variety, native to Italy, has found a natural home in the Colli dell'Etruria Centrale, benefiting from the region's optimal conditions to express its full character.
White grape varieties, too, find their voice in this region. Malvasia and Trebbiano are the stars, each contributing unique flavor profiles to the wines. Malvasia often presents with floral and fruity notes, while Trebbiano offers a crisp acidity, making both essential components of the region's vinous offerings.
In conclusion, the Colli dell'Etruria Centrale DOC is more than just a wine-producing area; it's a testament to the harmony between nature and man's cultivation. The wines produced here carry the stories of the land, the Etruscans, and the centuries of viticulture, all encapsulated in each sip.
The DOC Colli dell'Etruria Centrale covers the mountainous regions near the Apennines in the provinces of Arezzo, Florence, Pistoia, Pisa, Prato and Siena, in the Tuscany wine region. Here, the Consorzio Vino Chianti is key to ensuring the high-quality levels of all the wines produced under the denomination.
Depending on the area, this region's continental climate varies from humid to sub-humid. Rainfall is concentrated in the winter months, while summers are mostly warm.
The region's soils have medium fertility, and the terrain is predominantly hilly due to the mountainous influence.
Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Sangiovese
Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Malvasia, Trebbiano
Nestled in the heart of central Tuscany, the Colli dell'Etruria Centrale DOC invites wine enthusiasts on a journey of discovery through a quartet of exquisite wines.
Bianco, a harmonious blend of a minimum 50% Trebbiano Toscano, unfurls a symphony of flavors. Complemented by other authorized grapes, it unveils a medley of crisp citrus notes and delicate florals. A testament to the land's essence, Bianco captures the essence of sun-drenched hills and gentle breezes.
Rosato, a blush of elegance, embodies the spirit of the region with a minimum 50% Sangiovese. Other authorized grapes add intrigue, resulting in a rosé that enchants with its vibrant hues and vibrant fruitiness. Rosato dances on the palate, a captivating expression of the Colli dell'Etruria Centrale terroir.
Rosso, the heart of the collection, marries a minimum 50% Sangiovese with other authorized grapes. This red wine boasts a spectrum of flavors, from juicy red fruits to subtle herbal nuances. With a minimum aging of approximately 3 months, Rosso reflects the region's dedication to crafting approachable and versatile wines.
The symphony concludes with Vin Santo, a sweet harmony of a minimum 70% Malvasia Bianca Lunga and/or Trebbiano. Patiently aged for a minimum of approximately 3 years in caratelli, small oak barrels, Vin Santo unveils a tapestry of dried fruits and honeyed richness. A cherished tradition, Vin Santo is a sip of history, capturing the essence of the Colli dell'Etruria Centrale's vinicultural heritage.
In each glass of Bianco, Rosato, Rosso, or Vin Santo, the Colli dell'Etruria Centrale DOC invites you to savor the essence of its lands—a sensory journey through flavors that embody tradition, innovation, and the artistry of winemaking.