2013 Petrolo Il Torrione IGT
Sangiovese - 750ML
  • JS 93
  • AG 92

Reg: $26.94

$24.94

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Reg: $26.94

$24.94

This product is
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JS 93
jamessuckling.com, August 2015
Flamboyant aromas of crushed blueberries and blackberries. Full body, soft tannins that give the wine a creamy texture and wonderful length. Fresh, clean and delicious. Drink or hold.
AG 92
Vinous, September 2015
A real knock-out, the 2013 Torrione is superb. Fresh, vibrant and totally alive in the glass, the 2013 possesses tons of energy and pulsating minerality to frame a core of intense dark fruit. Hints of lavender and violets... A real knock-out, the 2013 Torrione is superb. Fresh, vibrant and totally alive in the glass, the 2013 possesses tons of energy and pulsating minerality to frame a core of intense dark fruit. Hints of lavender and violets add inviting floral overtones. This is a superb showing from Petrolo and one of the better Torriones I can remember tasting.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2013
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.