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Collazzi Chianti Classico I Bastioni

Wine Details

Vineyard

Collazzi

Varietal

Tuscan Blend

Style

Red

Region

TuscanyItaly

Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) Since 2002 the estate has been producing "I Bastioni". It is a Chianti Classico DOCG made with the grapes harvested from 7 hectares (17 acres) of vineyard located in the adjacent town of San Casciano, grown with a south/south-western exposure, on rocky, well drained soils. I Bastioni combines the elegance and pleasantness of Sangiovese, its main grape varietal, with the roundness and power that small amount of Merlot give to the wine. Made with wine making techniques similar to Collazzi, I Bastioni has a convincingly unique personality: juicy, ripe tannins give complexity and character to this wine, matured in small oak casks for over 12 months.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/09. An ambitious Chianti, this marries a plush oak-influenced texture to cool, gripping tannins. It feels modern in style, with dark extraction that favors plum and violet. The tannins grow savory and ferrous with air, for roast leg of lamb.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) "Beautiful aromas of berries, currant and licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a long finish. Balanced and rich. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2008. 1,400 cases made."