Denomination: Chianti Classico DOCG
Grape Varietals: Sangiovese 80%, Merlot 18% and Malvasia Nera 2%
Color: Magnificent ruby red with dark sparkles
Nose: Notes of cherries, spices, dark berries and red fruits.
Taste: Tasty, mineral, complex, with a gentle, captivating tannic structure. The long finish makes this wine ideal to enjoy with food.
Food pairing: Bastioni is the best companion of the good cusine.This wine’s structure demands combinationswith red meats, such as stake and filet.
Vineyard: The Vineyards grown at Collazzi estate, registered as Chianti Classico DOCG
are located in the town of San Casciano Val di Pesa (Florence).
Altitude; 984 ft. Above sea level
Soil: Clay soils, rich in limestone, with an abundantly rocky texture.
Climate: Continental, with cold winters and hot summers. Different from year to year, with consistently hot and dry summers, which bring Sangiovese to its ideal ripening stage.
Harvest time: Between the end of September and the first decade of October.
Harvest method: Manual
Fermentation: Temperature controlled stainless steel vats of 2,600 gallons (US). Around 12 days.
Maceration: At the end of the alcoholic fermentation, for an additional 10 days.
Malolactic Fermentation: Part in barriques of 2nd and 3rd use, part in stainless steel vats
Ageing: In barriquess of 2nd and 3rd use.12 months
Bottle ageing: 2 months
I Collazzi is a property of the Marchi brothers, Carlo and Bona: almost 400 hectares, located in the township of Impruneta, 7 km from Florence (Tuscany).
During the last decade the Marchi brothers have invested heavily in the development of Collazzi’s farming business, renewing the vineyards and restructuring the cellar, with the goal of producing excellent wines.
At Collazzi the microclimate is normally warmer and drier than the surrounding area. Part of the estate lies in a natural amphitheater, with a perfect south-westerly exposure. The high amount of sun light and the high daily temperatures allow a prolonged, complete ripening of the farming products, consistently each year.
Wine is grown on 25 hectares (62 acres), while the specialized cultivation of 120 hectares (297 acres) of olive trees produces a precious extra virgin olive oil. Collazzi is also dedicated to the raising of bees, that yields a small quantity of organic honey.