Collazzi

Bastioni Dei Collazzi Chianti Classico – 2020

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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Vineyards in commune San Casciano Val di Pesa, Chianti Classico DOCG.

  • Soils: Clay and limestone, partly sandy soils, rich in minerals; well-draining
  • Vineyard Area: 17.3 acres
  • Vine Age: Average 27 years
  • Microclimate: Continental, with cold winters and hot, dry summers
Harvest Notes
  • Each variety hand harvested separately into baskets
  • Manual sorting of grapes in the cellar
  • Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 77ºF
  • Aged 15 months in barrels and barriques
  • Aged 3 months in bottle
Winemaker's Notes

Bastioni marries the elegance and pleasantness of Sangiovese, with the roundness and complexity of small parts of Merlot and Malvasia Nera:a  succulent wine, it has ripe tannins that give it complexity and character. Bright ruby with garnet highlights, the aromas of black cherry compote and small red berry fruits greet the nose. The palate is savory, marrying complexity with a tannic structure, soft and captivating. From the long end it marries beautifully with the pleasures of the table.

Wine Summary

80% Sangiovese, 18% Merlot, 2% Malvasia Nera; vineyards in San Casciano Val di Pesa; soils: clay and limestone, mineral-rich with sandy sections and well-draining; grapes hand harvested and berries sorted by hand in the cellar before vinification; fermented in stainless steel at 77ºF; aged 15 months in barrels and barriques, 3 months in bottle.

Technical Information
  • 80% Sangiovese, 18% Merlot, 2% Malvasia Nera
  • Alcohol: 13.5%

Reviews

91 Points

Blackberries and black cherries with some fresh flowers on the nose, following through to a medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Succulent at the end. Drink now.

jamessuckling.com, June, 2022

90 Points

The 2020 Chianti Classico Bastioni dei Collazzi is a soft, fruity wine to drink now and over the next few years, while the red cherry/plum fruit remains vibrant. 2022 – 2026

Vinous - Antonio Galloni, July, 2022

90 Points

The 2020 Chianti Classico- Bastioni dei Collazzi is crafted from a cépages of eighty percent sangiovese, eighteen percent merlot and two percent malvasia nera. The wine comes in at 13.5 percent alcohol in this vintage and delivers a refined bouquet of red and black cherries, gamebird, a touch of nutskin, a fine base of soil, woodsmoke, sweet Tuscan herb tones and cedary oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full bodied and complex, with a very good core of fruit, fine soil signature, ripe tannins and a long, well balanced and gently new oaky finish. Classy Chianti! 2022 – 2035+

View From The Cellar, November, 2022

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