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I Bastioni

Chianti Classico DOCG

CLASSIFICATION
Chianti Classico DOCG
VARIETY
Sangiovese 80%, Merlot 18%, Malvasia Nera 2%
FEATURES
Bastioni marries the elegance and pleasantness of Sangiovese, with the roundness and complexity of small parts of Merlot and Malvasia Nera: succulent wine, it has ripe tannins that give it complexity and character.
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.
Color
Bright ruby, with garnet reflections.
PERFUME
Notes of black cherry compote in which blend a small red berries and spices
TASTE
In the mouth the wine is savory, complex with a tannic structure, soft and captivating. From the long end it marries beautifully with the pleasures of the table.
ORIGIN
The vineyards are in the prestigious denomination of the Chianti Classico, located in the commune of San Casciano Val di Pesa.
SOIL TYPE
Clay and limestone, in part sandy soils, rich in minerals.
AVAREGE AGE OF VINEYARD
25 years
WEATHER CONDITIONS
Continental, with cold winters and hot summers.
The climate changes year to year, but the constant is a hot and dry summer which enhances the maturation of the Sangiovese.
HARVEST METHOD
Manual in baskets followed by a manual sorting of the grapes in the cellar.
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION
Done partly in barriques and in tanks at 27°C
REFINEMENT DURATION
1 years and 6 months
PACKAGING
Bordeaux bottles of 0,75 lt.


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.