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Petrolo - Torrione 2017

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Tuscany
  • Wine Maker: Stefano Guidi
  • Grape: Sangiovese
  • Grape Percentage: 80% Sangiovese , 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.9%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 92 (2017)

Wine tasting notes

Ruby red in colour, Torrione opens with an intensely perfumed nose of wild red and black fruit, cherries and raspberries and spicy vanilla from the oak ageing. On the palate, it displays lovely weight with the oak adding polish and roundness to the structure of the Sangiovese.

Winery Information

Petrolo

This property has become one of Tuscany?s most talked about estates in the past few years. The vibrancy and intensity of the fruit that Luca Sanjust is now getting in his wines has brought them to the attention of a wider group of people, something they have long deserved. Luca's 100% Merlot, Galatrona, is highly sought after in Italy and one taste of this massive wine will show why. Petrolo is situated in the area known as the Colli Aretini, bordering on the Chianti hills, a historical area.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2017)92 pts

This vintage is an IGT Toscana wine instead of a Valdarno di Sopra appellation expression. The 2017 Torrione is mostly Sangiovese with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blended within. This is a full and complete wine that embraces all the heat and dryness of the vintage, and it incorporates those well, without appearing too heavy or rich. You feel the 2017 vintage heat in terms of the plumpness and darkness of the fruit, but the results are never overdone. It offers beautiful density and succulence.

Vinification Notes

Maceration and fermentation took place in concrete vats and lasted approximately 14 days. Frequent pumping over at the beginning of fermentation allowed maximum extraction of colour and tannins. Malolactic fermentation followed immediately. In December the wine was racked partly into French oak barriques (30% new), partly into 40 hectolitre oak barrels. It matured for 15 months with the first six months on the lees. After bottling it was aged for a further six months before release.