2016 Galatrona Merlot, Fattoria Petrolo, Tuscany

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  • Region & country
    Valdarno di Sopra/Val d'Arno di Sopra (DOC), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2038
  • Colour
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    IGT - Indicazione Geografica Tipica
2016 Galatrona Merlot, Fattoria Petrolo, Tuscany


The aromas of dried flowers, stones, dark tea leaves, hot tile, and dark berries. Full-bodied, yet tight and linear. Wonderful drive and depth. An extremely long and focused finish. A great wine. Needs four or five years to come together. Try in 2022

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (September 2018)

A powerful and rich red with wonderful integrity and depth. Full-bodied, tight and silky. Lovely texture and tannin quality. This could equal the great 2015! 100% merlot.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (September 2017)
Fattoria Petrolo

It was Denis Durantou, owner of Pomerol’s L’Eglise Clinet, who persuaded Luca Sanjust that Merlot would be ideally suited to his Galatrona vineyard in the Valdarno di Sopra subregion of Chianti. Petrolo lies just outside the Chianti Classico zone, but Luca’s wines demonstrate how special this piece of Tuscany is. While the property is 272 hectares, just 31 of which are vineyards, which were recently converted to organic production. Notably, the 2015 vintage of Galatrona was named the number two wine in the world by James Suckling recently, proving the heights this poperty’s top wine can reach.

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