Fattoria Petrolo Galatrona 2011

Fattoria Petrolo Galatrona 2011


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Because all the love and respect we dedicate to farming our piece of land here in Petrolo is returned in the beauty of the wines that nature bestows on us. Galatrona is made entirely from pure Merlot grapes harvested around the middle of September. The yield per plant is notably restricted (max 2.0 lbs per vine plant) allowing a complete grape maturation to take place. This limited production permits the grapeskins to achieve highly concentrated levels of anthocyans and noble tannins, already sweetened due to the polymerization of the plant. The maceration on the skins lasts for 14 days. After the malolactic fermentation that takes place in French barrels of 225 liters, the wine is kept in new French oak barriques for 18 months.
Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany
Brand Fattoria Petrolo
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Wine SpectatorRound and polished, packed with violet, black currant, cherry, mineral and spice flavors, supported by dense tannins. Spice and toast accents linger on the extended finish. Merlot. Best from 2016 through 2026. 384 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, April 30, 2014