Denomination: IGT Toscana
Grape Varietals: Sangiovese 50%, Cabernet Franc 35% and Syrah 15%
Color: Very deep, it tells of the excellent quality of the grapes.
Nose: Balsamic, typical of the main grape variety in the blend.
Taste: Round, pervasive, with sweet tannins, perfectly balanced.Complex, long, yet not overpowering.
Food pairing: From appetizers like cold cuts, to steamy pasta dishes in meat sauces.Not to be forgotten, the pairing with seasoned cheeses,stewed meats and dry chocolate biscuits.
Vineyard: The vineyards grown at Collazzi estate,located in the town of Impruneta (Florence).
Altitude; 590 ft. Above sea level
Soil: Clay soils, rich in limestone, with an abundantly rocky texture.
Climate: At Collazzi the microclimate is normally warmer and drier thanthe surrounding area. Part of the estate lies in a natural amphitheater,with a perfect south-westerly exposure. The high amount of sun light and thehigh daily temperatures allow a prolonged, complete ripening ofthe farming products, consistently each year.
Harvest time: From the middle of September to the middle of October.
Harvest method: Manual, in single boxes. The time lag between harvesting and processingis very short, as the vineyards are all located within 450 yards from the cellar.Each grape variety and single parcel is harvested and processed individually.The grapes are further selected on the sorting table.
Fermentation: Temperature controlled stainless steel vats of 2,600 gallons (US). 10 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 stainless steel vats. 10 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.