2006 Petrolo Il Torrione IGT
Sangiovese - 750ML

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  • WA 90

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Wine Spectator - 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 - 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

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.