Collazzi

Libertà Toscana Rosso IGT – 2010

Region: ITALY - TUSCANY

Collazzi

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.

Grapes / Soils

Merlot, Syrah & small quantities of Sangiovese 13 years average in 2010 Clay rich in limestone, abundantly rocky 27.2 acres

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • The vineyards grow at Collazzi estate, located in the town of Impruneta (Florence).
  • 27.18 acres
  • 590 ft above sea level
  • Exposure is South/West
  • Clay soils, rich in limestone, with an abundantly rocky texture.
  • 15 yr. old vines
Harvest Notes
  • Manual harvest in single boxes.
  • The time lag between harvesting and processing is very short, as the vineyards are all located within 450 yards of the cellar.
  • Each grape variety and single parcel is harvested and processed individually.
  • The grapes are further selected on the sorting table.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Merlot, Syrah & small quantities of Sangiovese grapes.
  • Vine age – 18 years average in 2015.
  • Grown on soils of clay rich in limestone, abundantly rocky.
  • Fermented in stainless steel vats at 80°F.
  • Aged part in the barrel, part in stainless steel and the bottle.
  • Aged for 10 months and an additional 2 months in the bottle.
Technical Information
  • Yield per Acre: 3.0 tons
  • Time of Harvest: From the middle of September to the middle of October.
  • Fermantation Vats: Temperature controlled stainless steel vats.
  • Length of Fermentation: 10 days
  • Aging: Part in barrel, part in stainless steel.
  • Length of Aging: 10 months
  • Bottle Aging: 2 months

Reviews

90 Points

Bright red. Aromas of red cherry, cinnamon and flowers on the balsamic nose. Then sweet and smooth in the mouth, with juicy flavors of ripe red cherry and brown spices. Finishes long and creamy, with ripe tannins and lively acidity.

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Review, July, 2012

91 Points

Very spicy with lots of dried flowers and cranberry sauce on the nose. Dark plums too. Full body, with fine tannins and sweet fruit finish. Pretty. Very good price for the quality. Melrot, Syrah and Sangiovese. Very drinkable now.

jamessuckling.com, November, 2012

General Info

Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation(s) Chianti Classico
Proprietors Carlo and Bona Marchi (brothers)
Founded 1935
Winemaker Alberto Torelli
Annual Production 12,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable