2016 Torrione, Fattoria Petrolo, Tuscany

The nose on the 2016 Torrione, a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, is remarkable. Notes of violets and liqorice, and crunchy fruit combine, drawing you in. The palate is silky and soft, but salty tannins grow, coating the mouth, and having you reach for another glass. The level of complexity here is astounding: this should be many times the price.

Pricing
Bottle
From a client
3 available
£25.90
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£155.40

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Italy
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    IGT - Indicazione Geografica Tipica
2016 Torrione, Fattoria Petrolo, Tuscany
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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