Galatrona Toscana IGT

Tenuta Petrolo

Pronunciation
gal-ah-TRO-nah
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Tenuta Petrolo
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Carlo Ferrini and Stefano Guidi

Overview

A powerful cru merlot made using the lexicon of quality from prime vineyard handling to the winery floor and barrique room. Petrolo is a small estate turning out fantastic wine on their model estate near Arezzo.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Merlot
Vinification
Soft pressing and vinification in s s tanks. Malolactic fermentation in barriques.
Aging
Conditioned for 18 months in French oak barriques.
Alcohol
14%
| Appearance
Deep and dense ruby red
| Aroma
Bursting from the glass with an irresistible array of tobacco, smoke, dark cherries, tobacco, menthol, spice and roasted coffee bean nuances.
| Taste
Exceptionally concentrated, solid, opulent, flavour of an intensity that takes the maturity of this merlot to extreme limits.
| Serving Suggestions
With full flavoured roasted and grilled red meats and hard aged cheese. Decant at the end of a meal to enjoy with great conversation.

Galatrona Toscana IGT

Suggested Retail:
$154.00
CSPC#:
718615
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Wine Spectator - October 2008 - James Suckling - 96 points

Big and fleshy, with loads of blackberry, dark chocolate, olive and vanilla character. Full and chewy, with beautiful ripe fruit and quality tannins. This is juicy. Layered, dense and beautiful. A Merlot for the cellar. Best after 2012. 1,250 cases made.