Petrolo

Torrione 2019

Toscana IGT

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Torrione marks the beginning of the Petrolo’s quality revolution. It is considered to be the true identity of Petrolo, made with a blend of grapes from all of the estate’s vineyards. With a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Torrione is also in keeping with Tuscan tradition of adding Bordeaux varieties to Sangiovese and instilling a sense of place in the French varieties, lending them a distinctly Tuscan character.

VINEYARD

At an altitude of 820 ft – 1640 ft above sea level, the soil is mostly loam, with variable rocky stratifications of schist, marl and sandstone. EU certified organic farming as of the 2016 vintage. Natural/sustainable farming since 2004. Dry farming, no tillage, total grassing with mulch management, no use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.

WINEMAKING

Manual harvest in crates. Grape selection & sorting table. Natural vinification with native yeasts in concrete vats. Soft and frequent manual pumping over. Skin maceration over 18 days. Aging: 15 months, part in French oak barriques, part in 40 Hl oak barrels and partly in concrete vats.

VINTAGE

After a fairly regular winter, the initially mild spring brought abundant rains in May and rather cold temperatures for the period. At the beginning of summer, with the heat wave in June, the development of the vines was realigned to its usual course. The consistent thunderstorms in July did not damage the vines and on the contrary the additional rain allowed a balanced growth of the bunches. The grapes in August benefited from a warm and bright period that guaranteed perfect ripeness and excellent health conditions.

Color

Red

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese

Appellation

Toscana IGT

Farming

Organic

Alcohol

14%

Suggested Retail Price

$35.00

Reviews

"Finesse and depth"

James Suckling - "Very perfumed with sweet-berry and fresh flower aromas that already show brightness and beauty. Perfumed. Full-bodied with very well-integrated tannins and pure, vivid fruit at the finish. This is all in finesse and depth." 

Trade Materials

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Bòggina A

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Every year, Petrolo selects a small lot of Bòggina, a wine made purely from their best Sangiovese grapes, to ferment in amphorae. The choice of amphorae has a historical dimension to get closer to Tuscany's cultural roots, as Terracotta in Tuscany has a history back to the early Etruscan times. The remains of amphorae and other Etruscan relics can be found throughout the Petrolo property, an area that has been settled for thousands of years.

Bòggina B

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Bòggina B is a little bit of Burgundy with a Tuscan twist. The wine is made with 100% Trebbiano Toscano. The clone of the Valdarno has been known for its quality since the 1300s, when it was regularly sent to the popes in Rome and the courts of Florence. Petrolo has been using Trebbiano grapes for its sweet vinsanto for decades, but owner Luca Sanjust decided that the time had come for a tribute to the great whites of Valdarno’s past. The wine is made under the guidance of one of Burgundy’s greats, Mounir Souma of Lucien Le Moine.

Bòggina C

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Galatrona

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