Torrione Toscana IGT

Tenuta Petrolo

Pronunciation
toar-ee-OH-nay
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Tenuta Petrolo
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Carlo Ferrini and Stefano Guidi

Overview

Torrione is made from pure Sangiovese grapes coming from the historical vines of the 70’s combined with some from more recent vineyards. The latter have been planted following extremely rigorous guidelines based on the number of vines per hectare and on strict zoning which enabled the winery to identify the best root stocks to use. The yield per plant was notably 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 desired for this wine.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Sangiovese
Vinification
Fermentation has taken place rapidly and regularly, partly in barriques of French oak and partly in 30 Hl oak barrels.
Aging
In French oak barriques, for 15 months.
Alcohol
14 %
| Appearance
Dark ruby red
| Aroma
Opens with suggestions of freshly cut roses, spices and a hint of white truffle. Fresh and vibrant.
| Taste
Medium-bodied 100% Sangiovese offers plenty of fruit with outstanding length and fine tannins on the finish.
| Serving Suggestions
Fettucine with ragu alla bolognese, mushroom crostini, grilled prime cut beef and lamb.

Torrione Toscana IGT

Suggested Retail:
$46.00
CSPC#:
718614
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12

Reviews

Wine Spectator - October 2009 - James Suckling - 94 points

2007 - Very pretty aromas of flowers and berries, with hints of currant. Full-bodied, yet refined and elegant, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. A polished wine. Already delicious, but will be better with a little bottle age. Best after 2011. 3,750 cases made.