2007 Petrolo Il Torrione IGT
Sangiovese - 750ML
  • WS 94
  • WA 92

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WS 94
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, 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

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.