Fattoria Petrolo

Torrione Toscana Sangiovese Blend

9.0254 ratings
9.046 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has dried blackberry, ripe blackberry, dried black currant, old leather, roses, dry potting soil and cut strawberry.

Palate has ripe blackberry, black cherry, cigar, dried cherry, dark chocolate powder with a long finish. Fine tannins still make themselves known, noting the potential of longevity. Exceptional.

Our last bottle on this vintage, it had been a good run, but quite likely this bottle will continue to evolve thru 2024+. 100% Sangiovese.

Pulled the cork, 6h of breathing, then 90m of decant before dinner. Paired to a slowly cooked Bolognese sauce, as expected they worked well. It was a cool and breezy day today, highs in the low 60's (F). The end of May is going out like early May came in, chilly. We got back into the 40's last night, but at least no snow like the first weekend!

Nose has dried blackberry, ripe blackberry, dried black currant, old leather, roses, dry potting soil and cut strawberry.

Palate has ripe blackberry, black cherry, cigar, dried cherry, dark chocolate powder with a long finish. Fine tannins still make themselves known, noting the potential of longevity. Exceptional.

Our last bottle on this vintage, it had been a good run, but quite likely this bottle will continue to evolve thru 2024+. 100% Sangiovese.

Pulled the cork, 6h of breathing, then 90m of decant before dinner. Paired to a slowly cooked Bolognese sauce, as expected they worked well. It was a cool and breezy day today, highs in the low 60's (F). The end of May is going out like early May came in, chilly. We got back into the 40's last night, but at least no snow like the first weekend!

May 31st, 2020
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.9

Beautiful Sangiovese (with som Merlot). Elegant and refined, very pure and in a sense “naked”. Way less extravagant and extracted than previous vintages. I like it a lot! Tuscany needs more versions like this.

Beautiful Sangiovese (with som Merlot). Elegant and refined, very pure and in a sense “naked”. Way less extravagant and extracted than previous vintages. I like it a lot! Tuscany needs more versions like this.

Dec 12th, 2018
Nicole Primeau

80% Sangiovese, 15%merlot, 5% cab

80% Sangiovese, 15%merlot, 5% cab

Apr 16th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.9

A lovely version of this great Q/P ratio Tuscan blend. Drinking well already and if you can source it at a good price, get a case a follow its evolution over the next 4-6 years.

A lovely version of this great Q/P ratio Tuscan blend. Drinking well already and if you can source it at a good price, get a case a follow its evolution over the next 4-6 years.

Jan 27th, 2018
Don Davis

Beautiful IGT with just the right amount of age (10yr)

Beautiful IGT with just the right amount of age (10yr)

Jul 30th, 2017
James Forsyth

Terrific dinner at the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park Square with some new friends. Having enjoyed Petrolo's top wine yesterday, I decided to stay with the same producer today and so I brought along their entry level wine, but from 2000 so there was a fair bit of age to it. Quite advanced with mostly tertiary notes but retaining vibrancy, it showed really well. Peak drinking.

Terrific dinner at the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park Square with some new friends. Having enjoyed Petrolo's top wine yesterday, I decided to stay with the same producer today and so I brought along their entry level wine, but from 2000 so there was a fair bit of age to it. Quite advanced with mostly tertiary notes but retaining vibrancy, it showed really well. Peak drinking.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 17th, 2018
Brad Steven

Solid IGT. Love the nose. 04' is in a good spot right now.

Solid IGT. Love the nose. 04' is in a good spot right now.

Dec 17th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

A crazy good value from Tuscany, Merlot from the Chianti. $20-25 Super Tuscan second wine of #Petrolo

A crazy good value from Tuscany, Merlot from the Chianti. $20-25 Super Tuscan second wine of #Petrolo

Feb 25th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Probably too young, tight city the first day but then opens up more on day 2. Decant if you can for several hours.

Probably too young, tight city the first day but then opens up more on day 2. Decant if you can for several hours.

Nov 22nd, 2015
S Butterfield

Sommelier Flask Fine Wines

9.2

Bursting freshness and beautiful cherry tart and brambly berries. Savory, moves like the wind over the waters. Long finish maintains the fruit. Stellar.

Bursting freshness and beautiful cherry tart and brambly berries. Savory, moves like the wind over the waters. Long finish maintains the fruit. Stellar.

Nov 8th, 2015