Collazzi

Otto Muri Toscano Bianco IGT – 2018

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% Planted 2006 Clay, limestone and sand 4.9 acres

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Soils: clay and limestone, partly sandy, rich in minerals
  • Vine age: 10 years
  • Location: Toscana vineyards owned by Collazzi
Harvest Notes
  •  Hand harvested into baskets to prevent grape breakage in Spetember
  • Grapes went immediately into the press, maceration for 1 night
  •  Aged on lees for 6 months
  • Partial malolactic fermentation
Winemaker's Notes

Intense yellow color due to time on lees. Pleasant and complex aromas. Full bodied, intense, well balanced. Within the complexity it is possible to recognize hints of yellow peach and mango, vivid flavor that reminds of toasted hazelnuts It is completed with an elegant and marked minerality. Excellent aging potential in bottle where it develops complex aromas.

Wine Summary

100% Fiano; alcohol: 13%; vine age: 10 years; soils clay and limestone, partly sandy, mineral-rich; hand harvested in September; overnight maceration; partial malolactic fermentation; aged on lees 6 months.

Technical Information
  • 100% Fiano grapes
  • Alcohol: 13%

Reviews

93 Points

Wonderful fiano with honey, mineral, stone and dried-apple and pineapple character. Medium to full body. Flavorful finish. Very floral at the end. Drink now.

jamessuckling.com, November, 2019

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