Petra Zingari 2009

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

Item No. 123780
  • red wine
  • RP90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Ruby red color. Aroma that is immediately noticeable for its flowery and fruity fragrance which combines with a pleasant vegetal background. Flavor aromatic, bursting with cherry and hints of wild rose.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2009 Zingari is a fleshy, generous wine graced with expressive fruit. Sweet, floral notes add length and brightness to the long, caressing finish. This shows great depth without coming across heavy, quite a rarity in Bolgheri. The blend is equal parts Merlot, Sangiovese, Shiraz and Alicante, all aged in steel. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. "
90 Points

Learn About Petra

"Luck helps, but in Vittorio Moretti’s case, so do vision and established vines. The entrepreneur and industrialist purchased Petra estate and its existing vines—located south of Bolgheri near the town of Suvereto—in 1997 along with his daughter Francesca, Petra’s winemaker. Moretti, who also owns Franciacorta-based sparkling wine producers Bellavista and Contadi Castaldi, immediately hired Swiss architect Mario Botta, the man behind the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, to design the Petra winery. Based on models, it will be stunning when it’s completed."
-Wine Enthusiast

Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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