Collazzi

Toscana Ferro Dei Collazzi – 2015

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

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area ha or acres
Ferro dei Collazzi (IGT red) Petit Verdot 100% 22 years average in 2019 Clay rich in limestone, abundantly rocky 1.3 acres

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Origin: vineyard owned by the Tenuta I Collazzi facing the city of Florence
  • Vines:  2.47 acres/1 ha, of which only a small portion is used to produce Ferro
  • Altitude: 492 feet
  • Exposure: South-South West
  • Soil Type: clayey and calcareous, with an abundance of stones
  • Plant density: 6120 plants/ha
  • Training system: Bilateral spurred cordon
  • Average vine age: 22 years
Winemaker's Notes

Intensely colored, with purple reflections. At the palate cherry and black cherry are enhanced by chocolate notes. The taste is imposing and harmonious, the structure is incredibly balanced by the tannins and the body.

Wine Summary

Made from 100% Petit Verdot grapes; vine age 22 years; grown in rocky, calcareous soils; grapes hand harvested and berries selected on a sorting table; fermented in stainless steel tanks; barrel aged 24 months.

Technical Information
  • 100% Petit Verdot
  • Aged 24 months in barriques
  • Bottle aged at least 2 months
  • Grapes are harvested manually and berries selected on sorting table

Reviews

95-97 Points

There’s such a purity of fruit here with ultra-fine tannins that are polished and pretty. A full and reserved. So much potential here.

jamessuckling.com, October, 2016

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