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Colli Piacentini

DOC area for a wide range of reds and whites in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna created by the merger of several separate DOC areas. The former subzone Gutturnio was classified in 2011 as an independent DOC area. The name means in German "hill of Piacenza". Excavated petrified vine roots and grape seeds point to an ancient winegrowing history as early as 2,000 BC. Chr.

The area includes the municipalities of Caminata, Nibbiano, Pianello Val Tidone, Piozzano and Ziano Piacentino, as well as hilly areas 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 types of wine. Many of the following wines are aged 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% may be other approved varieties. These are the white wines Chardonnay, Malvasia ( Malvasia di Candia Aromatica ) - as well 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 ). Of the Novello is produced in any mixture of Pinot Nero, Barbera and Croatina (for 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 authorized varieties (maximum 30%). 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 authorized varieties (maximum 15%) produced. The white Valnure is produced from Ortrugo and Trebbiano Romagnolo (20-65%), Malvasia di Candia Aromatica (20-50%), as well as other approved varieties (maximum 15%). The white Vin Santo is made in any use 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 (about 60%), as well as any use of Bervedino, Ortrugo and Trebbiano Romagnolo (max 40%) generated. There is also a special DOC area in the province called Ortrugo dei Colli Piacentini,

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