2006 Petrolo Il Torrione IGT
Sangiovese - 750ML
  • WS 92
  • WA 90

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WS 92
Wine Spectator, October 2008
($45)Very pretty aromas of flowers and berries with hints of currant. Full-bodied yet refined and elegant with silky tannins and a long caressing finish. A polished wine. Already delicious but will be better with a little... ($45)Very pretty aromas of flowers and berries with hints of currant. Full-bodied yet refined and elegant with silky tannins and a long caressing finish. A polished wine. Already delicious but will be better with a little bottle age. Best after 2010. 3750 cases made.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2009
The 2006 Torrione (Sangiovese) is another in a series of consistently outstanding wines from Petrolo. A generous soft-textured wine the 2006 Torrione possesses captivating aromatics that meld seamlessly into a palate of... The 2006 Torrione (Sangiovese) is another in a series of consistently outstanding wines from Petrolo. A generous soft-textured wine the 2006 Torrione possesses captivating aromatics that meld seamlessly into a palate of ripe red fruit. This beautifully-balanced offering reveals gorgeous inner perfume and tons of balance. It is not to be missed. Torrione is mostly Sangiovese but in some vintages a small dollop of Merlot and/or Cabernet Sauvignon is added. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2016.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2006

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.