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Colli Piacentini Wine

Colli Piacentini is a DOC of the Emilia-Romagna wine region in northern Italy. Created in July 1967 and revised numerous times since (on average every five years), the title covers both red and white wines in varietal and blended forms. These are created from an extensive portfolio of grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir), Barbera and Bonarda for reds, and Chardonnay, Malvasia di Candia, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Pignoletto for whites.

The bridge at Bobbio, high in the Colli Piacentini

There are four sottozone (sub-zones) whose names appear on bottles of Colli Piacentini wine: Monterosso Val d'Arda, Trebbianino Val Trebbia, Val Nure and Vigoleno. With the notable exception of Vigoleno, which is reserved uniquely for sweet Vin Santo wines, these all apply to both still wines and sparkling spumante and frizzante wines.

Gutturnio, one of Emilia-Romagna's most famous wine names, was a sottozone until July 2010 – when it finally reached the levels of respect its makers had lobbied for over several decades. Gutturnio is now a DOC in its own right.

The Colli Piacentini which give the DOC its title are the hills to the south of Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna's most westerly city. The hills here are the foothills of the northern Apennines, which run northwest to southeast through Emilia-Romagna, providing a patchwork of terroirs among their peaks and valleys. To mix metaphors, the Apennines form a kind of spine for Italy's boot, and their northern end runs through the center of Emilia-Romagna. Following the range south-east from Piacenza, across the top of the Italian peninsula, there are a number of hillside DOCs. First come the Colli di Parma and Colli di Scandiano e Canossa, then the Colli Bolognesi around Bologna, and ultimately the Colli di Rimini, right on the Adriatic coast 120 miles (190km) away. The importance of the Apennines to Emilia-Romagna's winemaking and vineyards is hard to overstate.

The landscape here is particularly impressive; the Val Trebbia (Trebbia river valley) was once described by Ernest Hemingway as the most beautiful valley in the world.

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Here are some wines produced in this region.
Wine Name
Grape 
Popularity
La Stoppa Gutturnio Colli Piacentini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Barbera - Bonarda (Croatina) $10 31220
Castello di Luzzano Romeo Gutturnio Riserva, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Barbera - Bonarda (Croatina) $26 34591
La Tosa 'Vignamorello' Gutturnio Superiore, Lombardy, Italy Barbera - Bonarda (Croatina) $21 41543
Castello di Luzzano 'Vena Rossa' Gutturnio Colli Piacentini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Barbera - Bonarda (Croatina) $13 49069
Castello di Luzzano 'Tasto di Seta' Malvasia Colli Piacentini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Malvasia $16 49601
La Tosa 'Luna Selvatica' Colli Piacentini Cabernet Sauvignon, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Cabernet Sauvignon $28 56355
La Stoppa Colli Piacentini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot $36 67392
Luretta Boccadirosa Colli Piacentini Malvasia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Malvasia di Candia $13 70575
La Stoppa Malvasia Frizzante Colli Piacentini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Malvasia $16 71137
Perinelli Gutturnio Vivace, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Barbera - Bonarda (Croatina) $6 72845
Casa Benna Gutturnio Colli Piacentini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Barbera - Bonarda (Croatina) $5 73414
La Stoppa 'Barbera della Stoppa' Colli Piacentini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Barbera $26 74694
Santa Giustina Barbera Colli Piacentini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Barbera $13 75953
Santa Giustina Bonarda Colli Piacentini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Croatina $8 76629
Cantine Romagnoli Gutturnio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Barbera - Bonarda (Croatina) $6 82487
Luretta Manvantara Colli Piacentini Bonarda, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Croatina $21 88402
Tenuta Villa Tavernago 'Il Baloss' Cabernet Sauvignon Colli Piacentini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot $10 89330
Pusterla Il Poggio Gutturnio Classico Riserva, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Barbera - Bonarda (Croatina) $20 93247
Torre Fornello Sinsal Gutturnio Superiore Colli Piacentini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Barbera - Bonarda (Croatina) $13 93247
Casa Benna Gutturnio Classico Riserva Colli Piacentini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Barbera - Bonarda (Croatina) $8 94256
Luretta L'Ala del Drago Colli Piacentini Gutturnio Superiore, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Barbera - Bonarda (Croatina) $16 95259
Casa Benna Gutturnio Classico Superiore Colli Piacentini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Barbera - Bonarda (Croatina) $6 96370
La Tosa Luna Colli Piacentini Sauvignon, Lombardy, Italy Sauvignon Blanc $20 98688
Luretta Corbeau Colli Piacentini Cabernet Sauvignon, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Cabernet Sauvignon $35 98688
Pusterla Gutturnio Frizzante, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Barbera - Bonarda (Croatina) $11 99900
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