Collazzi

Otto Muri Toscana Bianco IGT – 2016

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

Fiano 100% Average of of vines – 8 years Sand and clay 2.5 acres

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Appellation:  I.G.T Toscana
  • Location:  Vineyards grown at Collazzi estate, located in the town of Impruneta (Firenze)
  • Vineyard Surface:  2.5 acres
  • Altitude:  330 ft. above sea level
  • Exposure:  East
  • Soil Type:  Sandy and clay soils
  • Plant density:  5,000 vines per acre
  • Training System:  Guyot
  • Average Age of Vines:  8 years
Harvest Notes
  • Yield per per acre:  1.8 tons
  • Time of Harvest:  Second half of September
  • Harvest Method:  Manual, in little boxes to preserve the integrity of the clusters
  • Fermentation vats:  Stainless steel
  • Fermentation Temperature:  Between 60.8 °F and 64.4 °F
  • Length of Fermentation:  20 days
  • Maceration:  One night long on the skins
  • Malolactic Fermentation:  Partially
  • Ageing:  Stainless steel vats
  • Length of ageing:  6 months
  • Bottle ageing:  1 month
Winemaker's Notes
  • Rich yellow color, due to the permanence on yeasts until spring
  • Variegated perfume, pleasant and rich
  • Smooth, long, with great balance
  • Complex aromas with hints of yellow peach and mango
  • Elegant and strong mineral notes
  • Intense taste recalling toasted hazelnuts
  • Perfect for bottle ageing, which endows it with elaborated finishing notes

Food Pairing Suggestions:  Fish, shellfish, shrimps, white meats, excellent combination during Autumn with mushrooms risotto

Wine Summary
  • Made from Fiano 100% grapes
  • Vine age – 8 years
  • Grown on soils of sand and clay
  • Fermented in stainless steel vats between 60°F and 64°F
  • Age for 6 months in stainless steel vats
  • Bottle aged for 1 month
Technical Information
  • Varietal:  Fiano

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