N/ Cellar room, sage, crushed rose petals, cassis, light confection, sweet woods, forest floor, and rhubarb.
Complex and delightful.
T/ Light to medium mouth feel. Silky but bouncing with acidity.
Clean, mineral driven cassis and red berries, with a cranberry tartness that tamed with time in the glass.
A perfect food wine that worked seamlessly with both light and heavy fare.
Price = just $21! This wine is a bargain.
N = A
T = A-
I = A-
Overall = A-
This wine was a media sample kindly provided by the winery.
More about the estate and their wines:
“Of the estate’s 960 acres, just 62 acres are currently planted to vine. The well-draining soils composed of clay, sand and gravel are rich in limestone and low in organic matter offering ideal conditions for the cultivation of fine wine grapes. Part of the estate lies in a natural amphitheater with perfect south-westerly exposure which means the microclimate is normally warmer and drier than the surrounding area. The excessive amount of sunlight and the high daily temperatures allow for an optimum, grape ripening season. Planted with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvasia Nera, Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese red grape varietals and the Fiano white grape varietal, the Collazzi estate produces four wines: Collazzi, Toscana IGT – is the Collazzi estate’s flagship wine. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Liberta, Toscana IGT – is a blend of Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese. The name Liberta (meaning freedom in English) was chosen as a reference to the Collazzi coat-of-arms, which has included the word ‘Liberta’ since 1376, when the family who owned Collazzi at that time was honored with its own crest in recognition of its heroic fight for the freedom of Florence. I Bastioni, Chianti Classico DOCG – meaning ‘bastion’ in English comprises of 80% Sangiovese, 18%, Merlot and 2% Malvasia Nera. It takes its name from the bastion-like architectural garden walls surrounding the Collazzi villa.”