2004 Petrolo Il Torrione IGT
Sangiovese - 750ML

  • WS 93
  • WA 91

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WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2006
WS Top 100: 2006 Rank: 61Plenty of blackberry and currant bush aromas. Intense. Full-bodied and very chewy with ripe tannins and a long powerful finish. A structured Sangiovese. Like the 2001 or better. Best after 2008... WS Top 100: 2006 Rank: 61Plenty of blackberry and currant bush aromas. Intense. Full-bodied and very chewy with ripe tannins and a long powerful finish. A structured Sangiovese. Like the 2001 or better. Best after 2008. 3100 cases made. -JS
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2007
The 2004 Torrione a dark ruby opens with suggestions of freshly cut roses spices and a hint of white truffle. Fresh and vibrant this medium-bodied 100% Sangiovese offers plenty of fruit with outstanding length and fine... The 2004 Torrione a dark ruby opens with suggestions of freshly cut roses spices and a hint of white truffle. Fresh and vibrant this medium-bodied 100% Sangiovese offers plenty of fruit with outstanding length and fine tannins on the finish. The 2004 is a more linear expression than the rounder 2003 and will require another year or two in bottle to drink at its finest. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2016.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2004

Winery

Petrolo

Petrolo winery is owned by 4 generations by the Bazzocchi-Sanjust family. The estate extends over 109 acres, 825 to 1,500 feet above sea level, in an area known for prestigious wines since the Renaissance.

The vineyards are set in Val d'Arno Superiore, among the hills of the "Chianti Colli Aretini," bordering southeastern Chianti Classico. The somewhat loosely packed soil features layers of claystone, shale and limestone.

Petrolo aims to produce wines with character and terroir from Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, with 5,500 plants per hectare, production has been reduced to less than 8,000 cases in order to maximize quality. Hand-harvested and fermented in individual lots using native yeasts, the bulk of production is aged in French barriques, though they do employ the use of large oak casks.

Petrolo produces six dry wines and a Vin Santo, but is best known for the 100% Merlot, Galatrona, and the Cabernet-based Il Torrione.