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Petrolo Torrione Toscana Rosso IGT 2011 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 94] [RP 92] [AG 92] [ST 92] [WS 90]
Petrolo Torrione Toscana Rosso IGT 2011 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 94] [RP 92] [AG 92] [ST 92] [WS 90]


 
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Winery: Petrolo
Varietal: 80% sangiovese, 15% merlot, 5% cabernet sauvignon
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Vintage: 2011
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: PETROLOTERRIONE11-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:

Torrione is made mainly from the Sangiovese grapes coming from the historical vines of the 70’s and from more recent vineyards. The recent ones were planted following extremely rigorous guidelines based both on the number of vines per ha and on meticulous zoning which enabled us to identify the best root-stocks to use. The yield per plant is very limited (max 500 g per vine plant) allowing the concentration of all the noble components of the grape fundamental to the great structure, elegance and balance wanted for this wine.

Aging:
The wine rests in French oak barriques and tonneaux, of first, second and third year and in 40 Hl oak barrels of around 10 years, for approximately 15 months. During this phase the wine is left for the first 6 months on the fine lees, paying particular attention to its development. This process allows to achieve greater complexity. After bottling, the wine begins its usual refinement period of about 6 months

Grape Variety
: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - James Suckling:
"There's a beautiful purity of fruit to this young red with currants and raspberries on the nose and palate. It's full-bodied with fine tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Precise and very fine. Best ever from here. A blend of sangiovese and merlot. Wonderful value for the quality. Drink or hold." - (September 4th, 2013)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2011 Torrione is 85% Sangiovese tweaked with small parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Despite those added elements, what really comes through here is the purity of Sangiovese with its bright aromas of red cherry, pressed violets and dark earth. There-s a fresh point of acidity that really brings home those varietal characteristics. It shows balance, elegance and firmness. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022." - Monica Larner (Aug 2013)

92 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2011 Torrione is fabulous in this vintage. Dark cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco and licorice all flesh out in the glass. The warmth of the year has given the Torrione an extra level of warmth and resonance that works beautifully for a wine meant to be enjoyed over the near term. Hints of smoke, tar and licorice wrap around the intense, brooding finish." - Antonio Galloni (August 2013)

92 Points - Ian D'Agata:
"Bright, deep ruby-red. Wild, musky red fruit and menthol aromas are complicated by licorice, sweet pipe tobacco and nutty oak. Sweet and silky on entry, then tight but smooth in the middle, offering an impeccable balance of fruit, acidity and tannins. There's a light touch here but no hardness, and lovely intensity to the wine's finishing perfume." - Ian D'Agata (September 2014)

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Grilled herb and sweet spice aromas give way to plum and black cherry flavors in this rich, dense red. Balanced in a youthful way, but needs time for the tannins to resolve. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2016 through 2022. 657 cases imported." – BS (Apr 30, 2014)

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