The DOC recognition is quite recent; it dates back to only 1997. Among its production areas is the reminiscent medieval village of Brisighella which is gently perched amid rocky pinnacles.

Colli di Faenza wines

Colli di Faenza DOC Vitigno

Among the various vines used for the production of the Colli di Faenza DOC wines, the principal ones are:

Chardonnay,

Pinot bianco,

Trebbiano romagnolo,

Cabernet sauvignon,

Sangiovese.

Characteristics

White wines are served at a temperature between 8° C and 10° C and go well with characteristic first courses such as passatelli and tortellini. Red wines are to be served between 16 and 18° C and go hand in hand with cold cuts, lasagna and hard cheeses.

Production Area

In the province of Forlì/Cesena: 2 municipalities
In the province of Ravenna: 5 municipalities


Product Types

  • Colli di Faenza Bianco keyboard_arrow_downkeyboard_arrow_up

    Colour: moderately deep straw yellow;
    Aroma: intense, delicate, fruity;
    Flavour: savory, harmonious;
    Alcoholic strength by volume: minimum 11% Vol.;
    Reducing sugars: maximum 10 g/L;

  • Colli di Faenza Pinot Bianco keyboard_arrow_downkeyboard_arrow_up

    Colour: straw yellow, occasionally with greenish highlights;
    Aroma: delicate, distinctive, intense;
    Flavour: fresh, harmonious;
    Alcoholic strength by volume: minimum 11% Vol.;
    Reducing sugars: maximum 10 g/L;

  • Colli di Faenza Trebbiano keyboard_arrow_downkeyboard_arrow_up

    Colour: moderately deep straw yellow;
    Aroma: vinous, distinctive, pleasant;
    Flavour: fresh, harmonious;
    Alcoholic strength by volume: minimum 11.5% Vol.;
    Reducing sugars: maximum 10 g/L;

  • Colli di Faenza Rosso keyboard_arrow_downkeyboard_arrow_up

    Colour: deep ruby red;
    Aroma: ethereal, pleasantly herbaceous;
    Flavour: full-bodied, occasionally slightly tannic;
    Alcoholic strength by volume: minimum 12% Vol.;
    Reducing sugars: maximum 10 g/L;

  • Colli di Faenza Sangiovese keyboard_arrow_downkeyboard_arrow_up

    Colour: ruby red;
    Aroma: distinctive, delicate, occasionally recalling violets;
    Flavour: harmonious, with a distinctive aftertaste;
    Alcoholic strength by volume: minimum 12% Vol.;
    Reducing sugars: maximum 10 g/L;

    ** The Colli di Faenza Rosso and Colli di Faenza Sangiovese wines are released for consumption after April 30th of the year following harvest.
    Reserve: 24 months of aging beginning November 1st of the year of harvest.

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