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Collazzi

I.G.T Tuscany

CLASSIFICATION
I.G.T Tuscany
VARIETY
Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Cabernet Franc 25%, Merlot 20%, Petit Verdot 5%
FEATURES
Principal Characteristics Elegant, complex in its aromas, rich and intense, with aa marked propensity to age in bottle for many years.
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.
Color
Deep red
PERFUME
Balsamic spicy notes, accompanied by hints of black ripe fruits.
TASTE
Silky and full bodies in the mouth. The end presents roundness, elegance which comes from a equilibrated structure.
ORIGIN
Vineyards belonging to the property of Collazzi, located in the southwestern part of the municipality of Impruneta (Florence), near the village of Galluzzo.
SOIL TYPE
Clay and limestone, in part sandy soils, rich in minerals.
AVAREGE AGE OF VINEYARD
25 years
WEATHER CONDITIONS
Normally warmer and drier than surrounding areas. A part of the property lies in a natural amphitheater, with a perfect South-West exposure. The abundant insolation and the mild daytime temperatures, allow a prolonged and complete maturation of the grapes, homogeneous from year to year.
HARVEST METHOD
Manual in baskets. Every variety and plot are picked and vinified separately. Once the grapes arrive in the cellar they are carefully selected on the sorting table.
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION
Done in barriques after the alcoholic fermentation
REFINEMENT DURATION
18 months in oak barrels of 225 liters
PACKAGING
Besides from 0.750 bottles, there are available: half bottles, and prestigious formats such as Magnum, Double Magnum, Imperial, and Balthazar.


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.