Petrolo Torrione

Petrolo's "chateau", wine made from the different grapes varietals on the estate. The grapes proportion is the same as the vineyards we have. A perfect example of a balanced, sharp and deep red. A wine that better than others talks of the real identity of our area.

Denomination

Val d'Arno di sopra DOC, Pietraviva - Estate produced and bottled

First year of production

1988

Grape variety

80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Production

Approx. 50.000 bottles

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Production

Vintage

Torrione is made mainly from the Sangiovese grapes coming from the historical vines of the 70’s and from more recent vineyards. The recent ones were planted following extremely rigorous guidelines based both on the number of vines per ha and on meticulous zoning which enabled us to identify the best root-stocks to use. The yield per plant is very 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 wanted for this wine.

Vinification

The maceration of the skin lasts more than 14 days. The pumping overs are done with considerable care to allow the complete extraction of anthocyanins and polyphenols from the skins. Usually the malolactic fermentation takes place regularly, partly in French oak barriques of first, second and third year, partly in 40 Hl oak barrels and partly in enamelled cement vats . By the first days of December the wine begins its aging period.

Aging

The wine rests in French oak barriques and tonneaux, of first, second and third year and in 40 Hl oak barrels of around 10 years, for approximately 15 months. During this phase the wine is left for the first 6 months on the fine lees, paying particular attention to its development. This process allows to achieve greater complexity. After bottling, the wine begins its usual refinement period of about 6 months

Vigneti

Bòggina

The company's historic vineyard, planted in 1947 by Gastone Bazzocchi, father and grandfather of the current owners. The vineyard has always been the backbone and heart of Torrione, from 2006 the central rows are selected for the production of the Bòggina wine, the Sangiovese cru of Petrolo. The vineyard has been gradually replanted with a massale selection to keep the original old clone variety.

Casariccio

One of the Sangiovese vineyards of Petrolo planted in early 90's, producing for Torrione. Casariccio extends for 2 ha.

Lecceta

One of the oldest vineyard of the winery with over 45 years of history. Some of its plants could well be from the pre-philloxera period. Lecceta is only planted with Sangiovese for Torrione.

Asilo

This vineyard also produces for Torrione, extends for 2 ha and is planted with Sangiovese and Colorino.

Campaccio

This lovely vineyard of 1 ha is surrounded by woodland, planted close to the Tower of Galatrona. It's Sangiovese producing for the Torrione.

Awards

Over 25 years of Torrione

Torrione is by now over 25 years old. The first label dates back to 1988, made at the end of a process of renewal of the vineyards and the overall approach of the company. It was chosen to pursue the true historical identity of this territory, always considered capable of balancing different grape varieties, especially French ones, such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with Sangiovese, retaining the character of the Tuscan grape. Torrione is today the quintessence of Petrolo, combining Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in a red wine with great flavour and exceptional intensity.

Torrione

 

Vintage J. Suckling Vinous Galloni Wine Advocate Wine Spectator Decanter Falstaff Wine Enthusiast Gambero Rosso AIS Duemila Vini Espresso Veronelli L. Maroni
2016  –  –  –  – 61/100 vini da bere subito
2015 94 90  –  –  –  –  90
2014 92 87+ 87  –  –  –  –
2013 93 92 93 ** 90
2012 93 91 91 90 Silver
2011 94 92 92 90 Commended *** 15/20 91
2010 93 88 93 91 Commended 88 ** **** 16.5/20 91 89
2009 94 91 91 90 Silver 92 ** **** 16,5/20 89
2008 91 91 90 Bronze ** **** 16/20 87
2007 94 92 92 94 Silver 91 ** **** 17/20 82
2006 90 90 92 Commended ** **** 90 86
2005 90 90 91 Bronze ** **** 16/20 90 86
2004 91 91 93 ** **** 17/20 92
2003 89 89 90 90 88 ** **** 15.5/20 93
2002 89 88 90 88 ** **** 89 80
2001 89 93 89 90 15.5 90
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