Collazzi Toscana Rosso IGT 2018
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 96] [FS 95] [WE 93]
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About the Winery:
Villa Collazzi is one of the most impressive estates in all of Tuscany. This architectural landmark was originally designed by Michelangelo in 1560 for his friend, Agostino Dini. It offers commanding views of the surrounding countryside. I Collazzi is a property of the Marchi brothers, Carlo and Bona. During the last decade the Marchi brothers invested heavily in the development of Collazzi’s farming business, renewing the vineyards and restructuring the cellar, with the goal of producing excellent wines.
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.
Ratings & Reviews
96 Points, Rank #69 Italy Top 100 of 2021 - James Suckling:
"Lots of blackcurrant and mint on the nose with plums, too. It’s full-bodied with very integrated tannins that are chewy but beautiful and give length to the wine. Racy and solid. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot. Try after 2024. (Feb 3, 2023)
"Rich, deep dark ruby with violet shimmer. Very fleshy, appealing nose with prominent berries, blackberries and elderberries, dark chocolate in the background. Hearty, gripping tannin determines the approach and course, but also has fine fruity glaze, dark fruit, and fine chocolate notes again in the finish." (Feb 22)
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Camphor, blue flower, dark-skinned berry and French oak aromas come to the forefront on this full-bodied red. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, the savory, elegantly structured palate features ripe blackberry, cassis, mocha and ground pepper. Firm, refined tannins and fresh acidity provide support and balance." - Kerin O'Keefe (May 22)