Collazzi

Bastioni Dei Collazzi Chianti Classico – 2021

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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Vineyards in commune San Casciano Val di Pesa, Chianti Classico DOCG.

  • Vineyard Area: 17.3 acres
  • Exposure: South-Southwest
  • Soil: Clay and limestone, partly sandy soils, rich in minerals; well-draining
  • Vine Age: Average 28 years
  • Microclimate: Continental, with cold winters and hot, dry summers
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested with careful sorting at cellar
  • Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 77ºF
  • Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in tank
  • Aged 15 months in barrels and barriques
  • Bottle aged 3 months
Winemaker's Notes

Bastioni expresses the elegance of Sangiovese with complexity and roundness from a touch of Merlot and Malvasia Nera. Intense and rich ruby red with soft garnet highlights. Red berry aromas blended with black cherry compote and spice notes. A savory and layered palate with firm and enticing tannins on the lingering finish.

Wine Summary

80% Sangiovese, 18% Merlot, 2% Malvasia Nera; vineyards in San Casciano Val di Pesa; clay and limestone soils, mineral-rich with sandy sections; grapes hand harvested and sorted at cellar; fermented in stainless steel tanks at 77ºF; aged 15 months in barrels and barriques, 3 months in bottle.

Technical Information
  • 80% Sangiovese, 18% Merlot, 2% Malvasia Nera
  • Alcohol: 13.5%

Reviews

92 Points

Aromas of red and dark berries, cherry chocolate, baking spices, hazelnuts and hints of bark. Medium- to full-bodied, smooth and mellow with fine tannins and delicious fruit. Long and textural. Very attractive and vivid. Drink or hold.

jamessuckling.com, December, 2023

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