Valdarno di Sopra
The Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo III made a public announcement on the 18th of July of 1716 establishing a congregation for trade that would control the quality of exported wines. It dictated that every year wine makers from the areas of Chianti, Pomino, Carmigano and Valdarno di sopra should notify the authorities on the amount of wine they produced, on whether it came from hilly or flat terrain, and if the vineyard was managed or let grow freely. In other words the first DOC certification for high quality wines was developed. And claiming the ancient name, the Fazzuoli DOC Valdarno di Sopra is made today in these same hills; it ages for two years in oak barrels.