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Chianti
Chianti


Subzônes: Chianti Colli Aretini, Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Chianti Colli Senesi, Chianti Colline Pisani, Chianti Montalbano, Chianti Pontassieve, Chianti Rufina.


-Surface: 17.000 ha.
-Only red wines.
-Only wines from selected parcels in 5 provinces and 103 communes.
-Grape varieties red wine: Sangiovese (min. 75%), (Canaiolo-nero, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot).
-Max. production 56 hl. per ha.

Complex calcareous gravelly mineral rich and clayey soils. The best vineyards are covered with ‘galestro’, a rocky, marly, schistous soil.
Marl Schists Pebble

The climate is Mediterranean. Summers are hot and stretch into long, sunny autumns. Heat and lack of rain can be a problem throughout the growing season. Winters are mild, as are springs, which can also be humid. The coastal areas are tempered by maritime winds. Grapes are grown on hillsides that provide good drainage and exposure to the sun. Vineyards are planted to an altitude of 700 m.
Hot summers Mediterranean Mild winters Low rainfall Sea breezes