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12 June 2012 News

Alder Yarrow, founder, editor and wine blogger of Vinography, attended this year’s Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Tasting.  The famous organization and guide Gambero Rosso, the Italian Wine Bible, awards one, two, or three “Bicchieri” (“glasses”) to wines of exceptional character and quality from the incredibly diverse regions of Italy.  From tens of thousands, there are usually a couple of hundred Tre Bicchieri wines, and every Spring, Gambero Rosso brings many of them to San Francisco for the media, trade, and public to taste.  Among the several wines Yarrow had tasted at the event, Petrolo’s 2009 Galatrona was one them he favored.  He scored this red at the top between 9.5 and 10 points.  His thoughts on Galatrona are below.

 

 

 

2009 Fattoria Petrolo Galatrona, Toscana

“Medium garnet in the glass this wine smells of black cherry and cassis. In the mouth bright juicy cherry and licorice flavors are draped in a blanket of powdery tannins. Flavors of wet dirt emerge in a long finish. Fantastic acidity makes the fruit extremely juicy and bright, and the overall package mouthwatering. Awesome.”

 

 

 

 

 

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