When visitors travel through the Arezzo countryside, they will discover wineries and farms, some with centuries of history, that are true representatives of wine excellence. Chianti Colli Aretini DOCG is produced in a section of land surrounding the city, between the Arno river and the beginning of the large Val di Chiana. This is a still wine. It is either a pure Sangiovese or a mix of Sangiovese (minimum 75%) and local varieties such as Canaiolo and Canaiolo Nero up to 10%, white grapes such as Trebbiano or Malvasia up to 10%, and a 10% mix of international red varieties such as Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, Merlot and, to a lesser extent, Syrah. The organoleptic characteristics of Chianti Colli Aretini DOCG include an intense ruby red colour. The nose is fine and floral. The taste is harmonious, savoury, slightly tannic and soft. Chianti Colli Aretini DOCG is aged at least until the 1st of March of the year following the harvest.