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.
Blackberry and blueberry aromas with hints of spice and dried flowers. Full body and soft yet firm tannins with blackberries and blueberries. Hints of hazelnuts. Pure petit verdot.
The 2016 Ferro dei Collazzi, the estate’s pure Petit Verdot, is loaded with dark, inky blue/purplish fruit, sweet oak, spice, lavender and mint notes. Soft and plush on the palate, with terrific persistence, the 2016 is a very pretty wine. The Ferro dei Collazzi is not super varietally expressive, as it doesn’t have the tannic heft that is typical of PV, but that softer feel does give it a good deal of charm and immediate appeal.
This is a bold and thickly layered Tuscan expression of Petit Verdot that would stand up to a tall cut of grilled steak. The Collazzi 2016 Ferro (with just 6,000 bottles made) offers dark plum and dried blackberry with spicy tones of nutmeg and smoked spice. That spiciness is not overdone, and the wine reveals a medium-weight approach that allows for your food flavors to shine through the denser parts of this wine, Ferro, named after the Italian word for iron. 2021 – 2030