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

The Petrolo Estate is situated among the hills of the Chianti Colli Aretini, an area bordering the south-eastern part of Chianti Classico, but has chosen to classify its wines as IGT Toscana. Acquired by the Bazzocchi family in 1947, it is currently owned by Lucia Bazzocchi Sanjust and managed by her son, Luca.

Petrolo covers 272 hectares of which 31 hectares are vineyards, planted between 250 and 450 meters above sea level, on moderately loose-packed soil composed of rocky stratifications of clay stone, shale and limestone. The idea at the heart of the Sanjust family's philosophy is to produce wines at the highest level of quality - not basic wines, but great wines - for which they have achieved much acclaim and renown. 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.