Fattoria Petrolo Toscana Torrione 2003

$39.99

SKU 1684

750ml

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Torrione is made entirely from pure Sangiovese grapes, both those that come from historic vines of the 70s and ones more recently planted with high density. 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. The maceration on the skins lasts for 14 days. Afterwards, the malolactic fermentation takes place, partly in French barrels of 225 liters and partly in 30 Hl oak barrels. The wine then is aged in French oak barriques, one third new, for approximately 15 months.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Fattoria Petrolo
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorReally pretty aromas of crushed berries, spices and hints of vanilla. Medium- to full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a clean, fresh finish. Elegant and refined. Always outstanding. Sangiovese. Best after 2007.

James Suckling, October 31, 2005
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateMade in a super-ripe style that expresses the vintage, Petrolo's 2003 Torrione (100% Sangiovese) is richer and weightier on the palate than the 2004. Ample as well as expansive, it offers generous dark ripe fruit and toasted oak flavors while maintaining excellent freshness for the vintage. It may not be especially complex, but it is quite enjoyable nonetheless. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2015.

Antonio Galloni, June 2007
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastNice and smoky, with a solid, healthy nose that covers the bases. Good and snappy on the tongue, where zest and sweetness convene and deliver cherry, vanilla and chocolate flavors. Medium in terms of intensity and depth. Best now-2008.

Michael Schachner, September 1, 2006