Collazzi

Libertà Toscana IGT – 2022

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

Libertà is made with grapes from the Collazzi estate. This wine expresses great balance between the soft tannins of Merlot, the aromatic complexity of Cabernet Franc and elegant spiciness of Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine owes its name to a donation that the City of Florence made to eight local families, among which the former owners of Collazzi, who had valiantly fought for the city’s freedom.

Vineyard: Collazzi estate, located in the muncipality of Impruneta (Florence), near the village of Galluzzo.

  • Vineyard Size: 27.18 acres
  • Altitude: 590 feet
  • Exposure: South / West
  • Soil: Clay soils, rich in limestone and fossils
  • Vine Training Systems: Mostly spurred cordon
  • Vine Age: Over 20 years
  • Climate: Warmer and drier than surrounding areas, isolation and mild temperatures allow for prolonged hang time and complete maturation
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested from within 400 meters of cellar
  • Each plot vinified separately
  • Bunches rapidly transported  and careful berry selection on the sorting table
  • Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 77º F/25ºC
  • Malolactic fermentation in tank
  • Aged 1 year in wooden casks and tanks
  • Bottle aged at least 6 months
Winemaker's Notes

Intense and lively ruby, typical of the variety it originates from. Ripe and complex fruit. Enveloping in the mouth with sweet tannins, it leaves the palate in exemplarybalance. Complex and long without being impetuous.

Wine Summary

50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon; alcohol: 14%; estate vineyards in Impruneta, 400 meters from the cellar; rocky clay soils, rich in limestone fossils; average vine age over 20 years; each variety hand harvested and vinified separately in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 77ºF; malolactic fermentation in tank; aged 1 year in wooden casks and tanks; bottled aged at least 6 months before release.

Technical Information
  • 55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol: 13.5%

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