Product Profile Sheet 750ml
Tenuta di Petrolo, with its famous winery and prestigious production of organic extra virgin olive oil, is placed on the slopes of the hills bordering the Chianti region, overlooking from its favourable point of view, the lovely valley of Valdarno Superiore.
The estate is surrounded by green olive groves, active vineyards and beautiful oak woods in an area full of charm and history. Landmark of the estate is the Tower of Galatrona, which foundations date back to the Etruscans and Romans. The Tower itself lends its name to Petrolo’s wines, the “Torrione” (which means big tower) and the “Galatrona”. Petrolo’s manor house, the Villa, overlooks the ancient Romanesque Pieve (parish church) of Galatrona, which houses precious works by Giovanni della Robbia.
“The super rich and velvety 2009 Galatrona was the headline performer in this vertical tasting going back to the 1997 vintage. This is a beautiful bottle that projects a deep sense of confidence and enormous beauty, inside and out. It offers an irresistible contrast between its sweet side and its savory side with dried cherry, blackberry preserves, scorched earth, smoked bacon and dark spice. The wine’s appearance is inky black and thickly concentrated. Despite that richness, its nuanced complexity is put on clear display. This is a beautiful wine from a tremendous vintage.” – Monica Larner, May 31st, 2017