Collazzi

Bastioni Dei Collazzi Chianti Classico – 2019

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. Collazzi produces grapes from this esteemed estate only; a super-Tuscan blend called Collazzi, Chianti Classico named Bastioni, and a select few additional bottlings.

Grapes / Soils

Sangiovese (80%), Merlot (18%),  Malvasia Nera (2%) 26 years average age Clayey and calcareous, partly sandy, very rich in minerals 17.3 acres

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
  • Vines Age: Average 26 years
  • Microclimate: Continental, with cold winters and hot, dry summers

 

Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested into baskets
  • Manual sorting of grapes in the cellar
  • Malolactic fermentation occurs partly in oak barriques and partly in stainless steel tanks at 81ºF
  • Aged 18 months
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 with ripe tannins that gives complexity and flavor. Bright red berry color, with aromas of rose petal, mint and anise. Red dried fruits on the palate, figs and black tea. Full and juicy, with a hint of golden raisin and warm tannins.

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; grapes hand harvested and berries sorted by hand in the cellar before vinification; fermented partly in oak barriques and partly in stainless steel; aged 18 months.

Technical Information
  • 80% Sangiovese, 18% Merlot, 2% Malvasia Nera grapes

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