COLLAZZI

The Collazzi Estate, nestled on the hills a few kilometers from Florence, belongs to the Marchi family since 1933.It is an impressive 400-acre estate, with more that 25 acres cultivated with vineyards and 140 acres cultivated with olive groves. Starting from the mid-90s, a restructuring of the vineyards and winery, along with the desire to produce wines of excellence gives the estate new impetus.Part of the property lies in a natural amphitheater with an ideal south-west exposure, where the vineyards can reach with constancy the perfect maturation. The olive trees represent the other important component of the estate’s production, and they’re cultivated in a specialized culture to produce a precious extra-virgin olive oil of the highest quality.

Ferro

Toscana IGT

It was the 2010 harvest that allowed to discover the potential of the Ferro vineyard. Its power and unique aroma inspire the creation of the homonymous wine, originated exclusively from Petit Verdot. Although widely considered a loyal ally in the creation of a blend of excellence, we have made the Petit Verdot the only protagonist, thus ensuring it can distinguish itself.
Rich, charming, with incredible longevity and aromatic freshness, the wine lends itself to a long fermentation in fresh oak wood to complete the realization of this gem. Tasting Ferro is a true sensorial experience, with its intense color, a mature, velvety, and balanced taste, and an eternal and elegant finish.

Collazzi

Toscana IGT

The different varieties of grapes used for the production of “Collazzi”, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petite Verdot, are harvested and vinified separately. The bunches are selected by hand on the vibrating selection table to eliminate any small foreign body, such as ruined grapes or leaves. The fermentation in stainless steel tanks at temperatures below 30°C is followed by a period of maceration for 18 days.
The malolactic fermentation takes place in barriques (50% new, 50% second passage), and the 18-month long refinement in wood takes place in the cellar of Collazzi, at a natural temperature of 15°C, with a further 12 month refinement in the bottle. The first vintage produced was 1999. Collazzi presents itself with a beautifully intense ruby-red color, enveloping and silky to the palate, elegant and precise, with a persistent and compelling finish.

Libertà

Toscana IGT

With the 2008 harvest begins the production of “Libertà”, Collazzi’s second wine. Libertà is a charming red wine with grapes harvested from the youngest vineyards surrounding our splendid estate. The Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon grapes are harvested by hand, fermented in temperature-controlled vats that enhance the aromas of the Cabernet, and later refined in 225L barrels.
“Libertà” is an intense and vivid red, and the mouthfeel expresses a great balance between soft tannins of Merlot, the spiciness of Syrah, and the elegant vivacity of Sangiovese. We wanted to call this wine Libertà (“Freedom”) as this word was added in 1376 to the previous owners’ coat of arms for having fought bravely against the invader for the freedom of Florence.

I Bastioni

Chianti Classico D.O.C.G

A few kilometers away from the cellar, at San Casciano in Chianti Classico, our mature Sangivoese vines, along with the smaller sections of Merlot and Red Malvasia, are combined to create “Bastioni”.
All the grapes are harvested by hand from 7 hectares registered in the DOCG list with stone-rich and well-draining soils. The grapes are fermented in controlled temperature vats, and later refined for 12 months in barriques that give the wine elegance and sapidity.
“Bastioni” imposes itself for a unique personality: boquet notes of red fruit and cherry, with thick, ripe tannins that give complexity and character to this wine. The first vintage is produced in 2002.

Otto Muri

Toscana IGT

The desire to make a great white wine was in the air for many years. After careful testing we have identified the Fiano variety as the most interesting among the many varieties that are grown in Tuscany, and our vineyard has given surprising qualities since the very beginning. The name “Otto Muri” recalls the eight terraces and their walls that they used to create on that piece of land. The harvest is manual, the grape fermented in both vats and barrels at controlled temperature.
The vinification, conducted with the usual care and attention, allows to obtain an extremely elegant, long-lived, thick wine. Aged for several months on the lees, “Otto Muri” acquires a more refined color with wonderful hues that range from yellow to green, and an incomparable complexity. Its elegance and its power make it an exceptional wine.

Locanda Collazzi

Locanda Collazzi is a space designed to offer the excellence of food, wine and a sense of beauty. Located near Florence on Via Volterranea, the Locanda is a place where you can enjoy a warm welcome, and an elegant yet informal environment. A place where conviviality is at home, where you can enjoy typical dishes of the Tuscan tradition, and taste with pleasure a glass of wine from out winery. Our menu will follow the seasonality of Tuscan products to ensure the freshness and high quality of our plates.

The Villa

The majestic Villa I Collazzi stands at the heart of the estate, located on a rectangular terrace on top of a hill. The project is attributed to Santi da Tito, Michelangelo Buonarroti’s pupil. The entrance is lined with cypresses that lead to the Villa and its garden. The latter is divided in two terraces, one English-inspired and the other following the Italian-style. Inside the Villa are stunning paintings from the Renaissance period, along with a beautiful family chapel and a cellar with the oldest olive oil mill in Italy.

INFORMATION

Per richieste e sopralluoghi
tel. +39 055 237 4902
Email: info@collazzi.it