2014 Petrolo Galatrona IGT
Merlot - 750ML
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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, July 2016
The polish and fine texture to this 2014 is impressive with blueberry, dark chocolate and light walnut aromas and flavors. Medium body, integrated tannins and a long, refined finish. Serious sense for the vintage. Better... The polish and fine texture to this 2014 is impressive with blueberry, dark chocolate and light walnut aromas and flavors. Medium body, integrated tannins and a long, refined finish. Serious sense for the vintage. Better in 2017.
AG 93
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2018
93+ Petrolo’s 2014 Galatrona is impressive. Medium in body, with striking aromatic presence and depth, the 2014 is all class. Exotic spice, rose petal, mint and red plum give the 2014 its air of cool sophistication. A... 93+ Petrolo’s 2014 Galatrona is impressive. Medium in body, with striking aromatic presence and depth, the 2014 is all class. Exotic spice, rose petal, mint and red plum give the 2014 its air of cool sophistication. A bit rough around the edges, the 2014 could use a bit of time in bottle to allow the tannins to soften a touch. This is a very strong showing from Petrolo.
JJB 91
JJ Buckley, August 2017
Dark red with hints of pink/purple towards rim. This bursts forth with aromas of fresh red fruit, rose petals and dark chocolate that are enhanced by layers of spice and just a touch of oak. The palate is medium-bodied... Dark red with hints of pink/purple towards rim. This bursts forth with aromas of fresh red fruit, rose petals and dark chocolate that are enhanced by layers of spice and just a touch of oak. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy acidity while the refined tannins show youthful vigor and grip. Stylish and elegant, the bevy of red and black fruit flavors expand on the palate before fanning out on the lengthy finish that lasts easily for a minute. Drink now and over the next 10+ years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Merlot
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2014
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Label

Galatrona is Petrolo's flagship and one of the most awarded wines of the estate. It is a wine of great structure on the palate, and wildly aromatic on the nose. First produced in 1994, this 100% Merlot comes from estate vines planted in the early 90’s. The vineyard extends over 3 hectares, and is the first vineyard of Merlot that Petrolo planted. The yield per vine is limited, allowing for the concentration of components fundamental to achieve the structure, elegance, balance and persistence wanted for this wine.

Macerated on the skins for 2 weeks or more, the pump-overs are done often and with considerable care to allow for complete and gentle extraction. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barriques, and the wine is then aged in new French barriques for approximately 18 months. During this period the wine is left for the first 6 months on the fine lees, which allows the finished product to achieve greater complexity.

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.