Red Wine Petrolo - Torrione

2013

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Petrolo - Torrione
  • Producer Petrolo
  • Blend 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 80% Sangiovese
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • UPC 856537000262

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Technical Info

Estate

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. 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.

Vineyard

The recent vineyards were planted under extremely rigorous guidelines based on the number of vines per hectare and on strict zoning. The yield per plant is notably restricted (max 2.5 lbs per vine plant), allowing a concentration of all the noble components of the grape, fundamental for the full-bodied character of this wine.

Vinification

Maceration lasts for 14 days. Malolactic fermentation is partly in French barriques, partly in 40 Hl oak barrels, and partly in cement vats. The wine is aged in French oak barriques, one third new, for approximately 15 months. During this period the wine is left for the first 6 months on fine lees.

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