2010 Petrolo Il Torrione IGT
Sangiovese - 750ML

  • WA 93
  • JS 93
  • WS 91
  • IWC 91

Reg: $29.94

$24.94

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Reg: $29.94

$24.94

This product is
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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2013
The 2010 Torrione is exception and a very reasonable value. It opens with elegant richness and soft tones of black cherry, licorice, spice and dark leather. The style is opulent and confident for this mostly... The 2010 Torrione is exception and a very reasonable value. It opens with elegant richness and soft tones of black cherry, licorice, spice and dark leather. The style is opulent and confident for this mostly Sangiovese-based wine. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. - Monica Larner
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2012
An aromatic Torrione with violets, berries and spices. Hazelnut aromas as well. Full body, with pretty tannins and a delicate fruity finish. Nicely integrated tannins. Always beautiful. Better after 2014 but why wait?
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2013
Rich and dense, yet firmly structured, delivering cherry, rhubarb and currant flavors accented by tobacco and underbrush notes. The tannins are assertive now, supporting a long and spicy finish. Sangiovese. Best from 2015... Rich and dense, yet firmly structured, delivering cherry, rhubarb and currant flavors accented by tobacco and underbrush notes. The tannins are assertive now, supporting a long and spicy finish. Sangiovese. Best from 2015 through 2024. – BS
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2012
Good full red. Redcurrant, raspberry jam, faded flowers and charred oak on the nose. Sweet, intense and rich, with ripe red cherry jam and spicy oak flavors saturating the mouth. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins and... Good full red. Redcurrant, raspberry jam, faded flowers and charred oak on the nose. Sweet, intense and rich, with ripe red cherry jam and spicy oak flavors saturating the mouth. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins and outstanding persistence. In a ripe style, but with good definition and cut.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2010

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.