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Petrolo Torrione Val D'Arno Di Sopra DOC Sangiovese 2018 750ml

Petrolo Torrione Val D'Arno Di Sopra DOC Sangiovese 2018 750ml

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DescriptionGrapes Variety : Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.Vinification : Manual harvest in crates. Grape selection with sorting table. Natural vinification with native yeasts in glazed concrete vats. Soft and frequent manual pumping over. Long macerations.Aging : Spontaneous malo-lactic fermentation in wood....
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Grapes Variety : Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.Vinification : Manual harvest in crates. Grape selection with sorting table. Natural vinification with native yeasts in glazed concrete vats. Soft and frequent manual pumping over. Long macerations.Aging : Spontaneous malo-lactic fermentation in wood. Maturation in concrete tanks, French oak 40Hl barrels, tonneaux and barriques for 15/18 months.

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Petrolo is located in Mercatale Valdarno, in the center of the triangle made by Florence, Siena and Arezzo. There are no notable wine estates nearby, but with the romance and poetry that wine brings, Petrolo exemplifies a theme seen more and more in Tuscany: little pockets, special places where extraordinary and singular wines can be made. Petrolo is in fact singular in a very visible way: you arrive at the entrance and you start climbing. And climbing. You go up the hills, and at the top of the estate is a tower dating to the 12th century, still in pristine condition, built to serve as a lookout point for thirty miles all around. In the morning, while fogs cover the valley floor, Petrolo is perched in the sky, an island in a sea of clouds. The altitude, the galestro soils, the lakes on the property that moderate the temperature, and the biodiversity of the estate - only 76 of 672 acres are planted under vine - all contribute to this special mesoclimate.This Estate was bought by the Bazzocchi family in the 1940s and since the mid 80s has been headed by Lucia Bazzocchi Sanjust with the assistance of her son Luca who is now managing the winery. The technical agronomist is Carlo Nesterini, the oenologist is Stefano Guidi and since June 2002, Carlo Ferrini has been collaborating on agricultural and vinification issues.While Petrolo's merlot wine, Galatrona, deservedly receives fireworks in the press and is part of the history of Tuscany's development in the late 1980s and 1990s, Petrolo's sangiovese wine, Torrione, is an equally thrilling success - a singular Sangiovese from a special area that long ago was left just oustide Chianti Classico, and today produces wine more often compared to great Brunello. Galatrona: "Le Pin of Tuscany" Wine SpectatorTorrione: 2006 WS Top 100, 2009 WS Top 100"Proprietor Luca Sanjust and his team continue to make some of the most sensual, pleasurable wines in Tuscany." Wine Advocate"Sanjust now makes one of the best merlots in Italy, Galatrona, which has been compared to some of the top names in Bordeaux, including Petrus." Wine Spectator

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SCENT & FLAVOR

COLOR

Deep colour, almost opaque.

NOSE

Aroma of excellent complexity, with wild bush and spicy notes like curry, pepper and ginger, red berries and black fruits mixed with a light cacao touch, the result of a good maturation, along with a slightly stony finish.

PALATE

On the palate it has a powerful attack, with a lively acidity, firm and well present tannins, wild bush and red berry notes, with an extremely long finish and great concentration.

“Thanks to the characteristics and potential of the vineyards at Quinta do Seixo, it was possible to cut through the strong maturations of this year's harvest. As a result, we produced very balanced and robust wines, with aromatic notes typical of more mature years.” - Luís Sottomayor, head of Sogrape's winemaking

ORIGINS

Quinta do Seixo Vintage is a unique expression of this renowned estate, where a combination of soil, slope inclination, sun exposure and reduced amount of available water contribute to the production of intense and complex wines.The 100-year-old vines producing Port create wines full of intensity, character and freshness.

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