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

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.