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Petrolo

Galatrona 2014

Val d'Arno di Sopra DOC

Year after year, Galatrona has quietly been recognized as one of the great wines of Italy and is often referred to as the Petrus of Tuscany. What it truly is, though, is beyond comparison - a wine of utter individuality reflective of the Petrolo estate and its unique location in an all but unknown appellation of Tuscany.

Wine Spectator (+) "Black currant, cedar, thyme and spice flavors are backed by a solid structure here. Firm tannins take hold of the finish as this winds down, with echoes of fruit and…

Petrolo

Bòggina A 2016

Val d'Arno di Sopra DOC

Every year, Petrolo selects a small lot of Bòggina, a wine made purely from their best Sangiovese grapes, to ferment in amphorae. The choice of amphorae has a historical dimension: Terracotta in Tuscany has a history back to the early Etruscan times. The remains of amphorae and other Etruscan relics can be found throughout the Petrolo property, an area that has been settled for thousands of years.

Wine Advocate "The wine is beautifully ethereal, delicate and fragile, showing focused purity and intensity at the same time. In a nutshell, this wine embraces all the best characteristic of this iconic…

Wine & Spirits "Bòggina is an 11-acre plot of sangiovese vines first planted in 1952. Sanjust began producing a pure sangiovese from the vineyard in 2006, and five years later began vinifying a…

Related Materials: Petrolo Bòggina A 2016 Tech Sheet (94 W&S)

Vinous Media "The 2016 Bòggina A is 100% Sangiovese done in amphora. Crushed flowers, dried rose petals, mint, sweet tobacco and savory herbs give the wine much of its distinctive, pungent personality.…

Related Materials: Petrolo Bòggina A 2016 Tech Sheet (92 VM) Petrolo Bòggina A 2016 Shelf Talker (92 VM)

Wine Spectator "This is elegant, offering cherry, plum, tobacco, leather and earth flavors, backed by lively acidity. Harmonious and long, echoing the leather and tobacco elements, with a hint of mineral."

Related Materials: Petrolo Bòggina A 2016 Tech Sheet (93 WS) Petrolo Bòggina A 2016 Shelf Talker (93 WS)

James Suckling “Extremely refined and beautiful with tight density of fruit and polished, linear tannins. Full to medium body and a bright, beautiful finish. Iron and stones, too.”

Related Materials: Petrolo Bòggina A 2016 Tech Sheet (95 JS) Petrolo Bòggina A 2016 Shelf Talker (95 JS)

Petrolo

Bòggina B 2016

IGT Toscana

Bòggina B is a little bit of Burgundy with a Tuscan twist. The wine is made with 100% Trebbiano Toscano. The clone of the Valdarno has been known for its quality since the 1300s, when it was regularly sent to the popes in Rome and the courts of Florence. Petrolo has been using Trebbiano grapes for its sweet vinsanto for decades, but owner Luca Sanjust decided that the time had come for a tribute to the great whites of Valdarno’s past. The wine is made under the guidance of one of Burgundy’s greats, Mounir Souma of Lucien Le Moine.

Wine Advocate "The 2016 Bòggina B is a pure expressions of Trebbiano Toscano that opens to creamy, almost nutty intensity and deep aromas of honey, dried apricot, baked bread and toasted pine…

Wine & Spirits "Luca Sanjust was inspired to produce a white wine by Mounir Souma of Burgundy’s Lucien Le Moine. This is the third vintage of Bòggina B (B for “bianco”), a rich, smoky…

Related Materials: Petrolo Bòggina B 2016 Tech Sheet (91 W&S)

Vinous Media "The 2016 Bòggina B, 100% Trebbiano, is a very pretty and expressive white. A hint of reduction adds complexity without overpowering the varietal orchard fruit, mint and floral flavors. There…

Related Materials: Petrolo Bòggina B 2016 Tech Sheet (92 VM) Petrolo Bòggina B 2016 Shelf Talker (92 VM)

James Suckling “This remains one of the coolest whites in Tuscany with a mineral, apple, and light flint aroma and flavor profile. Full-bodied, tight and focused with a beautiful finish of bright…

Related Materials: Petrolo Bòggina B 2016 Tech Sheet (97 JS) Petrolo Bòggina B 2016 Shelf Talker (97 JS)

Petrolo

Bòggina C 2016

Val d'Arno di Sopra DOC

Bòggina is a Sangiovese cru and a testament to the winemaking foresight of Petrolo’s founder, Gastone Bazzocchi, who planted the vineyard in 1952 and saw the great quality potential of the vineyard early on. Over the years, the vineyard has been replanted little by little with a massale selection to preserve the diversity of the original clones. Bòggina showcases the great expression of a 100% Sangiovese that Petrolo’s unique terroir and microclimate are capable of producing.

Wine Advocate (+) "The wine offers a beautiful display of forest fruit, spice, leather and earthy tones. This single-vineyard expression of Sangiovese reveals impeccable balance and elegance."

Wine & Spirits "Sangiovese for the “classic” Bòggina C ages for 18 months in French oak barrels, and comes across as more shy and muted than the highly expressive, amphora-aged Bòggina A (recommended…

Related Materials: Petrolo Bòggina C 2016 Tech Sheet (92 W&S)

Vinous Media "The 2016 Bòggina C, 100% Sangiovese vinified in cement and aged in oak, is a total knock-out. Readers will find a wine endowed with fabulous richness and depth. Black cherry,…

Related Materials: Petrolo Bòggina C 2016 Tech Sheet (94 VM) Petrolo Bòggina C 2016 Shelf Talker (94 VM)

Wine Spectator "This vibrant, balanced red is rich, with plum, cherry, iron and tobacco notes. Firms up nicely, suggesting a decade or more of development ahead, ending with a tangy aftertaste of…

Related Materials: Petrolo Bòggina C 2016 Tech Sheet (93 WS) Petrolo Bòggina C 2016 Shelf Talker (93 WS)

James Suckling “This is so focused and precise with fantastic depth and beauty. A pure definition of sangiovese. Full-bodied, tight and refined. Yet, full of strength and length. Succulent, too. A single-vineyard…

Related Materials: Petrolo Bòggina C 2016 Tech Sheet (96 JS) Petrolo Bòggina C 2016 Shelf Talker (96 JS)

Petrolo

Torrione 2016

Val d'Arno di Sopra DOC

Torrione marks the beginning of the Petrolo’s quality revolution. It is considered to be the true identity of Petrolo, made with a blend of grapes from all of the estate’s vineyards.

Wine Advocate "The bouquet opens to ripe cherry and dried raspberry with moist earth, exotic spice and chewing tobacco. The wine is plush and rich with a hint of that tangy Sangiovese…

Wine & Spirits "Torrione is a blend of grapes from all of Petrolo’s vineyards. It leads with sangiovese’s lively red berry flavors and raspy tannins, rounded out by plump merlot and some earthy…

Related Materials: Petrolo Torrione 2016 Tech Sheet (91 W&S)

Wine Spectator "Fresh earth and graphite aromas lead off in this version, finding its feet with cherry, raspberry, currant and floral notes midpalate. Hints of earth, mineral and tobacco add depth as…

Related Materials: Petrolo Torrione 2016 Tech Sheet (92 WS)

Vinous Media "Petrolo's Torrione is quite pretty and gracious in 2016. Aromatically expressive and pliant, this Sangiovese-based entry-level offering has a lot to offer. Dollops of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon round out…

Related Materials: Petrolo Torrione 2016 Tech Sheet (91 VM) Petrolo Torrione 2016 Shelf Talker (91 VM)

James Suckling "Aromas of dried flowers, dried berries, cherries and hints of stones. Full-bodied, very firm and silky. An intense underlying energy of acidity and a lovely finish. 75% sangiovese, 20% merlot…

Related Materials: Petrolo Torrione 2016 Tech Sheet (95 JS) Petrolo Torrione 2016 Shelf Talker (95 JS)

Petrolo

Bòggina B 2015

IGT Toscana

Bòggina B is a little bit of Burgundy with a Tuscan twist. The wine is made with 100% Trebbiano Toscano. The clone of the Valdarno has been known for its quality since the 1300s, when it was regularly sent to the popes in Rome and the courts of Florence. Petrolo has been using Trebbiano grapes for its sweet vinsanto for decades, but owner Luca Sanjust decided that the time had come for a tribute to the great whites of Valdarno’s past. The wine is made under the guidance of one of Burgundy’s greats, Mounir Souma of Lucien Le Moine.

James Suckling “The aromas of dried flowers, stones, dark tea leaves, hot tile, and dark berries. Full-bodied, yet tight and linear. Wonderful drive and depth. An extremely long and focused finish. A…

Related Materials: Petrolo Bòggina B 2015 Tech Sheet (96 JS)

Petrolo

Galatrona 2016

Val d'Arno di Sopra DOC

Year after year, Galatrona has quietly been recognized as one of the great wines of Italy and is often referred to as the Petrus of Tuscany. What it truly is, though, is beyond comparison - a wine of utter individuality reflective of the Petrolo estate and its unique location in an all but unknown appellation of Tuscany.

Wine Advocate "The 2016 Galatrona is indeed a masterpiece to behold. This wine offers thick layering and deep intensity with aromas that offer an incredible range, starting off with luscious dark chocolate…

Wine & Spirits "Galatrona leads an impressive set of wines from Luca Sanjust in the moderate 2016 growing season. Pure merlot from a 25-acre plot of vines planted in the 1990s, it unfolds…

Related Materials: Petrolo Galatrona 2016 Tech Sheet (96 W&S)

Vinous Media "The 2016 Galatrona (Merlot) is fabulous. Powerful, dense and layered, the 2016 brings together serious fruit intensity and energy, as is so typical of this important Tuscan vintage. A whole…

Related Materials: Petrolo Galatrona 2016 Tech Sheet (94 VM) Petrolo Galatrona 2016 Shelf Talker (94 VM)

James Suckling “The aromas of dried flowers, stones, dark tea leaves, hot tile, and dark berries. Full-bodied, yet tight and linear. Wonderful drive and depth. An extremely long and focused finish. A…

Related Materials: Petrolo Galatrona 2016 Tech Sheet (98 JS) Petrolo Galatrona 2016 Shelf Talker (98 JS)

Wine Spectator "This is full of enticing blackberry, blueberry and plum flavors, with a spine of acidity, iron accents and beefy tannins. Long and well-proportioned, this needs time to integrate. Tobacco and…

Related Materials: Petrolo Galatrona 2016 Shelf Talker (95 WS) Petrolo Galatrona 2016 Tech Sheet (95 WS)

Petrolo

Bòggina C 2015

Val d'Arno di Sopra DOC

Bòggina is a Sangiovese cru and a testament to the winemaking foresight of Petrolo’s founder, Gastone Bazzocchi, who planted the vineyard in 1952 and saw the great quality potential of the vineyard early on. Over the years, the vineyard has been replanted little by little with a massale selection to preserve the diversity of the original clones. Bòggina showcases the great expression of a 100% Sangiovese that Petrolo’s unique terroir and microclimate are capable of producing.

Wine Advocate “The 2015 Val d’Arno di Sopra Bòggina C sees fruit sourced from a single vineyard site with 65-year-old Sangiovese vines. The wine offers a light and streamlined expression of the grape that …

James Suckling “A dense and beautiful young sangiovese with dried cherry, orange rind and flowers. Full body, tight and silky with a long and seamless finish. Tannic and structured. A fantastic sangiovese. Aged in…

Related Materials: Petrolo Bòggina C 2015 Tech Sheet (95 JS)

Petrolo

Galatrona 2015

Val d'Arno di Sopra

Year after year, Galatrona has quietly been recognized as one of the great wines of Italy and is often referred to as the Petrus of Tuscany. What it truly is, though, is beyond comparison - a wine of utter individuality reflective of the Petrolo estate and its unique location in an all but unknown appellation of Tuscany.

Wine Advocate “Galatrona is one of the best Merlots made in Italy (definitely in the top five) and this vintage keeps the banner flying high. The 2015 Galatrona is luscious, soft, soothing and ever-so…

James Suckling “Terrific aromas of violets, roses and raspberries with hints of strawberries and brown sugar. Full body. Phenomenal layers of focused fruit and polished velvety tannins. This is the Galatrona that everyone has…

Related Materials: Petrolo Galatrona 2015 Tech Sheet (99 JS)

Petrolo

Torrione 2015

Val d'Arno di Sopra DOC

Torrione marks the beginning of the Petrolo’s quality revolution. It is considered to be the true identity of Petrolo, made with a blend of grapes from all of the estate’s vineyards.

Wine Advocate “On the ripe and sweet side, the 2015 Val d’Arno di Sopra Torrione is a terrific, easy drinking red wine made near Arezzo in Tuscany. The bouquet is soft and sunny…

James Suckling “Lovely aromas of sweet fruit, flowers such as violets and black olives. Sandalwood undertones. Full body and extremely fine tannins. Persistent and sexy. Shows such intensity and finesse. Drink in 2019.”

Related Materials: Petrolo Torrione 2015 Tech Sheet (94 JS)

Petrolo

Bòggina A 2015

Val d'Arno di Sopra DOC

Every year, Petrolo selects a small lot of Bòggina, a wine made purely from their best Sangiovese grapes, to ferment in amphorae. The choice of amphorae has a historical dimension: Terracotta in Tuscany has a history back to the early Etruscan times. The remains of amphorae and other Etruscan relics can be found throughout the Petrolo property, an area that has been settled for thousands of years.

James Suckling “Very perfumed aromas of plum, dried berry, cedar, and flower. Full body, with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Love the texture and richness to this wine. Fascinating smoky undertone. Amphora gives…

Related Materials: Petrolo Bòggina A 2015 Tech Sheet (95 JS)