2007 Petrolo Il Torrione IGT
Sangiovese - 1.5L

  • WS 94
  • WA 92

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WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2009
WS Top 100 2009 Rank: 37 - "Beautiful aromas of plums berries and chocolates. Clear and precise. Full-bodied very refined with a dense yet elegant palate of plum chocolate and cherry. Long and caressing. Very fine... WS Top 100 2009 Rank: 37 - "Beautiful aromas of plums berries and chocolates. Clear and precise. Full-bodied very refined with a dense yet elegant palate of plum chocolate and cherry. Long and caressing. Very fine. Wonderfully polished. Sangiovese and Merlot. Best after 2010. 3750 cases made."
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2010
Petrolo's 2007 Torrione (Sangiovese) is one of the overachievers of the vintage. In a blind tasting it could easily be mistaken for a wine that costs twice as much (trust me on that!). This is simply a marvelous bottle of... Petrolo's 2007 Torrione (Sangiovese) is one of the overachievers of the vintage. In a blind tasting it could easily be mistaken for a wine that costs twice as much (trust me on that!). This is simply a marvelous bottle of Tuscan red laced with perfumed red fruits silky tannins and exceptional overall balance. The minerality and delineation here is nothing short of first class. I actually preferred the Torrione to the higher-end Boggina. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2007

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.