2015 Petrolo 'Il Torrione' IGT
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Petrolo is one of the great Tuscan wineries of the modern era, putting out spectacular wines that easily stand with the best in the world. Today’s 2015 ‘Il Torrione’ is a gorgeously elegant, energetic, and characterful Sangiovese blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and offers an unbeatable appeal for under $30.
Like Petrolo's top wines (Galatrona and Boggina), the Il Torrione is earning serious praise - but at a price well below the flagship offerings. This is exactly the kind of QPR sweet spot we are always on the lookout for, and this is a vintage to go big!
Per Antonio Galloni, “Luca Sanjust and his team craft some of the most beautiful wines in Tuscany” at their Petrolo estate, and their Il Torrione is part of a lineup the Wine Advocate describes as the among the “most sensual, pleasurable, beautiful wines of Tuscany." 2015 was a phenomenal vintage with perfect ripeness, and Il Torrione has that extra kick of energy, which helps it to rise above the rest.
Galloni called the 2015 Il Torrione “a winner” and at this pricing it is a terrific chance to get in on one of Tuscany’s most in demand cult estates. Cheers!