Fattoria Petrolo Toscana Torrione 2015

$29.99

SKU 03037

750ml

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Torrione is made mainly from Sangiovese coming from a combination of historic vines of the 70s and ones more recently planted. The 2015 is a blend of Sangiovese (80%), Merlot (15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). The recent vineyards were planted under fortunately rigorous guidelines based on the number of vines per hectare and on strict zoning. The yield per plant is notably restricted (max 2.5 lbs per vine plant), allowing a concentration of all the noble components of the grape, fundamental for the full-bodied character of this wine.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Fattoria Petrolo
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorThis is lean and taut, with cherry, leather, tobacco, earth and iron flavors. Leans to the dry side in the end, but has depth and character. Turns more elegant and complex with air. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2019 through 2025. 700 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, March 31, 2018
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateOn 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 with red fruit aromas, cherry and crème de cassis. The wine offers a mid-weight finish with bright acidity that is characteristic of Sangiovese. This wine is, in fact, mostly Sangiovese with smaller parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This vintage tastes more immediate and accessible.

Monica Larner, October 31, 2017