Villa Collazzi is one of the most impressive estates in all of Tuscany. This architectural landmark was originally designed by Michelangelo in 1560 for his friend, Agostino Dini. It offers commanding views of the surrounding countryside. I Collazzi is a property of the Marchi brothers, Carlo and Bona. During the last decade the Marchi brothers invested heavily in the development of Collazzi’s farming business, renewing the vineyards and restructuring the cellar, with the goal of producing excellent wines.
Black currant, violet and cedar aromas and flavors signal French grapes as an addition to this suave Chianti Classico. There's a hard edge, but overall this remains elegant and complete, with a savory finish. Best from 2016 through 2027. 1,500 cases imported. –BS
I love the balance and juiciness to this young wine, with plums and currants and a fresh herb undertone. Full and silky, with a medium finish. Better in 2013.