Colline Lucchesi

Colline Lucchesi

43°16'32" N


12°34'32" E




about this subregion

Nestled in the picturesque heart of Tuscany, the Colline Lucchesi DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) is a testament to the harmonious blend of nature and viniculture. The region's topography, comprising rolling hills and nutrient-rich soils, paints an idyllic canvas for grape cultivation. Embraced by the gentle caress of the Mediterranean climate, the vines are bestowed with warm summers and mild winters, fostering a consistent ripening period for grapes.

The red grape varieties that dominate the Colline Lucchesi landscape speak of a deep-rooted legacy. Sangiovese, renowned for its robust character and profound notes, stands tall alongside Canaiolo Nero, Ciliegiolo, Merlot, and Syrah – each contributing its unique voice to the wine ensemble. Notably, the sangiovese grape, with its vibrant red hue and tantalizing aromas, has been a cornerstone in the Italian winemaking tradition.

Equally enchanting is the region's repertoire of white grape varieties. Chardonnay and Vermentino, with their crisp undertones, meet the indigenous allure of Grechetto, Greco, and Malvasia. Sauvignon Blanc and Trebbiano also make their mark, adding to the symphony of flavors that dance on the palate.

In essence, the Colline Lucchesi DOC is more than just a wine-producing region. It is a sanctum where nature and tradition meld, giving rise to wines that echo the whispers of the earth and the passion of generations of vintners.


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Vineyard Hectares



1300 - 1600


Discover Terroir

The DOC Colline Lucchesi is located in northern Tuscany, between the Apennines and the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Both the Apennines and the sea have a strong influence on the climate in the region. The Apennines influence the large amount of rainfall during the year and give the region a large thermal amplitude during the night. Also, the river provides ventilation to the vineyards.

The soils characteristics of this region is typical of Tuscany. This means that in some areas there are clay soils with calcareous loams, while in areas such as the Tuscan Ridge there are the sandstone soil.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Canaiolo Nero, Ciliegiolo, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Grechetto, Greco, Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano, Vermentino

In the embrace of the Colline Lucchesi DOC, a tapestry of wines unfolds, each bearing the essence of this Tuscan terroir.

Bianco, a symphony of flavors, draws from 40-80% Trebbiano Toscano and an ensemble of Chardonnay, Grechetto, Greco, Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc, and Vermentino, harmonized at 10-60%. With a delicate touch of other authorized white grapes, Bianco captures the region's spirit, offering notes of citrus and floral whispers.

Rosso, a red masterpiece, marries 45-80% Sangiovese with a chorus of Canaiolo Nero, Ciliegiolo, Merlot, and Syrah, creating a palate of red berries and hints of spice. Rosso Riserva matures for a minimum of 2 years, unveiling deeper complexities and velvety textures.

Vin Santo, the epitome of tradition, blends authorized white grapes in any proportion. Patiently aged for a minimum of 3 years in barrel, Vin Santo reveals a luscious symphony of dried fruits and honeyed richness.

In the Colline Lucchesi DOC, the artistry of winemaking is celebrated through Bianco's freshness, Rosso's depth, Rosso Riserva's elegance, and Vin Santo's time-honored allure. Each sip offers a glimpse into the enchanting landscape, where vines thrive, and wines whisper stories of the sun-kissed hills and the hands that shaped them.