Collazzi, a beautiful estate of 400 hectares near Florence, in the heart of Chianti, is owned by the mother of Lamberto Frescobaldi. The vineyard, which covers 25 hectares, is located in a dry and sunny amphitheater with a south-western location. It is a beautiful, historic villa designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti. Lamberto Frescobaldi has completely restored the wine installations since 1990. The soil is not very fertile as it contains clay and sand, is rich in lime and has a rocky texture. The grape varieties in the vineyard are rather typical Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot with small amounts of Sangiovese. The grapes are harvested by hand, after which a strict selection follows, before the maceration with skins can start for 20 days in stainless steel vats. The malolactic fermentation takes place in French oak barrels (50% new barrels). The wine is then kept in barrels for 18 months in the cellar and a year in the bottle. The wines represents the marriage between Tuscan talent and culture with noble grape varieties. While the wines are easily recognizable by their composition, they remain very Tuscan thanks to the mineral and fruity flavors.
- 2015 CollazziToscana IGT0.75l Red€35.01 €28.93The flagship of the Collazzi estate, this super Tuscan wine is produced from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot; a typical « Bordeaux Blend » but with ripe fruit, elegance and lots of Tuscan warmth and spice. 2015 was a great year and this wine has really beautiful balance and freshness. A great favourite of our team, this is a beautiful wine with flavours of dark ripe plums and blackberries, balsamic notes and fine oak. Serve with meat dishes or aged cheese. Drink now for the next 5 years.