Italian plural word (also colline or collio - singular is colle or collina) for "hill" which is often used (for example in the regions Friuli Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Lombardy and Veneto). This is always an indication in the context of area, DOC or single layer designations slopes, Wines from a hilly area show better exposition (Sun exposure) often better quality. Colli is not a definite term and it can not be derived from the altitude of it. These may be small hills, but also mountains above 500 meters above sea level.
Without mention of Colli this does not mean that the area in question is in the lowlands. Many famous wines come from hillsides without the addition, z. B. Barbaresco. Barolo. Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, In France corresponds Côte (Côteaux) the Colli. The top of a hill or vineyard is in Piedmont Bricco called. Further names for qualitatively outstanding surfaces are Bricco. Ronco. Serra. Sori and Vigna, See topic-relevant keywords below vineyards,