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Fattoria Petrolo Sangiovese Blend Toscana IGT Terre di Galatrona 2007

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The Petrolo estate has 31 hectares of vineyards, situated between 250-400 metres above sea level. Luca Sanjust runs the estate, having taken over from his mother, Lucia Bazzocchi. The vibrancy and intensity of the fruit that Luca is now getting in his wines has brought them some well-deserved attention. Fruit for this wine came from vineyards planted at the beginning of the ‘90s. Yields are low, producing just 500g of grapes per vine, which results in a wine with great concentration of flavour. This wine is deep ruby red in colour, it has perfumes of ripe plums, damsons and cherries on the nose, with soft ripe fruit on the palate and a long, concentrated finish.

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External Reviews for Fattoria Petrolo Sangiovese Blend Toscana IGT Terre di Galatrona

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2001 Galatrona confirms its status as one of Tuscanyrsquo;s better Merlot bottlings with its dark ruby color, ripe, warm plum and black cherry fruit, and spicy, dense flavors, broad and long, with a swelling volume on the finish. Drink: 2005ndash;2015.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2003 Galatrona opens with a huge super-ripe nose. It is a big, plump effort packed with ripe red fruit, chocolate, tar, leather and scorched earth notes on an expansive, sumptuous frame. Today it does not appear to be built for the long haul and my impression is that it will offer its best drinking relatively early. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2015.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Absolutely awesome is the 100% Merlot cuveacute;e, the 1997 Galatrona. Aged in 100% new oak, it offers additional evidence that outside of Pomerol, the worldrsquo;s finest Merlot is produced in Tuscany. An opaque purple color is followed by an explosively rich bouquet of jammy blackberries, chocolate, mocha, and espresso. this full-bodied, thick, unctuously-textured effort possesses superb purity, great concentration and overall symmetry, as well as a finish that lasts for 35+ seconds. The acidity is low, with the winersquo;s tannin largely concealed by the high extract level. Anticipated maturity: nowndash;2015.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A big, strapping merlot, this dense, black wine has honeyed sweetness to meld with the rich wood tannins. A hint of orange zest shows a little volatility, checked by the plumpness of the fruit. For the cellar.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The estatersquo;s 2004 Galatrona (100% Merlot) is a stunner. Dark ruby in hue, it is wonderfully alive, bursting from the glass with an irresistible array of tobacco, smoke, dark cherries, menthol, spice and roasted coffee bean nuances that are delicately interwoven in its silky-textured frame. This gorgeous effort is hard to resist today, yet its superb length and finessed tannins indicate it is built to age gracefully. While not inexpensive, Petrolorsquo;s Galatrona offers terrific relative value in todayrsquo;s marketplace. It is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009ndash;2019.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Galatrona is one of Italyrsquo;s top Merlots and 2004 is its best vintage yet. The mouthfeel is extraordinary, distinguished by spectacular smoothness and elegance: The wine drinks like a chiaroscuro painting where all elements are harmonious by design. And therersquo;s excellent dimension with vibrant tones of red fruit and sweet spice woven within its fruity fabric.


External Review
11/17/2010

Galatrona IGT 2007 - Fattoria Petrolo: Galatrona IGT 2007 - Rotwein von Fattoria PetroloDer Galatrona IGT gehört zu den besten reinsortigen Weinen der Welt, ein absoluter Spitzen-Merlot.Diesen Rotwein prägen ein sattes, undurchdringliches Rubinviolett sowie ein kompakter und komplexer Duft mit Noten von Kirschen, Brombeeren, Tee, etwas dunkle Schokolade. Am Gaumen wirkt er sehr gewaltig und straff mit vielen stoffigen und feinkörnigen Tanninen. Der Merlot baut sich vielschichtig auf und begeistert mit einem sehr langen Nachhall, vibriert, der fast endlos erscheint.Weingut: Fattoria PetroloLand: ItalienRegion: Toskana - Chianti Classico Rebsorte: MerlotInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,0 Vol.%Fassreife: mind. 18 Monate in Fässern aus französischer EicheEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 18-20 °CAuszeichnungen:Gambero Rosso 2009: 3 GläserDuemilavini 2009: 5 TraubenVeronelli-Guide 2009: 93 Punkte / 3 SterneGuide l'Espresso 2009: 4 FlaschenWine Spectator: 96 PunkteRobert Parker: 95 PunkteLuca Maroni Weinführer 2009: 91 PunkteFalstaff: 96 Punkte Rotwein > Italien > Toskana Rotwein, Wein, trocken, Italien, Toskana, Toscana, Merlot, Barrique, limitiert


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The Petrolo estate has 31 hectares of vineyards, situated between 250-400 metres above sea level. Luca Sanjust runs the estate, having taken over from his mother, Lucia Bazzocchi. The vibrancy and intensity of the fruit that Luca is now getting in his wines has brought them some well-deserved attention. Fruit for this wine came from vineyards planted at the beginning of the ‘90s. Yields are low, producing just 500g of grapes per vine, which results in a wine with great concentration of flavour. This wine is deep ruby red in colour, it has perfumes of ripe plums, damsons and cherries on the nose, with soft ripe fruit on the palate and a long, concentrated finish.

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