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Colli Piacentini

DOC area for a wide range of red and white wines in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, which resulted from the merger of several independent DOC areas. The former subzone Gutturnio was classified as an independent DOC area in 2011. The name means "hill of Piacenza" in German. Excavated petrified vine roots and grape seeds point to an ancient wine history as far back as 2,000 BC. BC.

The zone includes the municipalities of Caminata, Nibbiano, Pianello Val Tidone, Piozzano and Ziano Piacentino, as well as hilly parts of the municipalities of Agazzano, Alseno, Bettola, Bobbio, Borgonovo Val Tidone, Carpaneto Piacentino, Castell'Arquato, Castel San Giovanni, Coli, Gazzola, Gropparello, Lugagnano Val d'Arda, Pecorara, Ponte dell'Olio, Rivergaro, San Giorgio Piacentino, Travo, Vernasca and Vigolzone in the province of Piacenza. Certain municipalities are assigned to the four production zones Monterosso Val d'Arda, Trebbianino Val Trebbia, Valnure and Vin Santo di Vigoleno with special wine types. Many of the following wines are developed in secco or brut, abboccato, amabile and dolce and also as Frizzante and Spumante produced.

The varietal wines must contain at least 85% of the respective variety, the remaining 15% can be other approved varieties. These are the white wines Chardonnay, Malvasia ( Malvasia di Candia Aromatica ) - also as Passito, Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ) and Sauvignon ( Sauvignon Blanc ), as well as the red wines Barbera, Bonarda ( Croatina ) Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir ). The Novello is produced in any mixture of Pinot Nero, Barbera and Croatina (60%).

The white Monterosso Val d'Arda is made from Malvasia di Candia Aromatica and / or Moscato Bianco (20-50%), Trebbiano Romagnolo and or Ortrugo (20-50%), as well as Bervedino ( Vernaccia di San Gimignano ), Sauvignon and other approved varieties (max. 30%) blended. The white Trebbianino Val Trebbia is made from Ortrugo (30-65%), Trebbiano Romagnolo and Sauvignon (15-30%), Malvasia di Candia Aromatica and Moscato Bianco (10-20%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 15%) produced. The white Valnure is made from Ortrugo and Trebbiano Romagnolo (20-65%), Malvasia di Candia Aromatica (20-50%) and other approved varieties (max. 15%). The white Vin Santo is used in any way from Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Ortrugo, Sauvignon, Marsanne and Trebbiano Romagnolo (80%). The white Vin Santo di Vigoleno is made in any mixture Santa Maria and or Melara (60%), as well as any use of Bervedino, Ortrugo and Trebbiano Romagnolo (max. 40%). There is also a special DOC area in the province called Ortrugo dei Colli Piacentini,

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