Consorzio Chianti Colli Fiorentini
Recognised and demarcated in 1932, the DOCG Chianti Colli Fiorentini includes 18 Municipalities, including Florence, and like all the geographic specifications of Chianti involves stringent production conditions, to preserve the qualities of excellence of a wine which has been famous and highly appreciated for centuries.
Evolution of the Consortium over the years:
• 1932 Dalmasso Law with Chianti demarcations and specific areas.
• 1994 Foundation of the Consorzio Chianti Colli Fiorentini.
• 2004 Recognition of the Consortium by the Ministry of Agricultural and Forest Policies for the Protection and Promotion and Development of the specific Chianti Colli Fiorentini area.
The Chianti Colli Fiorentini wine lately has changed into a "modern" wine to satisfy the latest requirements.
Brilliant colours, fresh fragrances and great balance
A body that is never excessive, very moderate or even a light use of wood in the vintage type, bright colours, fresh fragrances and great balance: these are the most obvious features of Chianti Colli Fiorentini, while at the same time having all the differences due to individual areas, different soils, various microclimates and the personal interpretation of each producer.
A wine that combines Sangiovese, the main grape variety of the denomination, with other Tuscan autochthonous grape varieties, starting with Canaiolo and Colorino, as proof of a coherence common to all the producers.
Insofar as it is possible to recognise a more classic and a more modern soul within the production panorama of Colli Fiorentini, this wine speaks an absolutely Tuscan language, expressed in different shades and interpretations, but without ever losing sight of its origin and the personality of Sangiovese.
To protect and enhance the value of the denomination of origin, the Consorzio Chianti Colli Fiorentini was created in 1994, grouping together several wine producers which represent almost the entire production. The trade mark of the Consorzio is the lion which is to be found on the Palazzo della Signoria tower, to highlight the old and profound bond between wine and Florence, between a unique city and an inimitable wine.