Petra Toscana Rosso 2017
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A perfumed nose of blackberry, mulberry, blackcurrant leaf, dark chocolate, walnut and clove. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, polished tannins and bright acidity. Vibrant, with a chalky texture and a flavorful, chewy finish. Excellent length. Drink from 2023.
When someone arrives at Petra for the first time, they are enchanted by the power of nature and by a light that has an uncommon depth at these latitudes.
The estate is steeped in a very special ecosystem, which breathes and whispers, permeated by warmth and with an underground current which pervades the soil and reaches through the produce of the land – grapes, but a lot more too. Petra’s landscape and nature are unique: the green belt of the Colline Metallifere, near the Montioni Natural Park, with the Poggio Tre Cancelli Natural Reserve, up to the Sterpaia Coastal Park, looking over the Tyrrhenian Sea, a constant presence on the horizon, a single blue tone in a landscape otherwise dominated by two essential colors – green and russet.
It starts in the vineyards, to appreciate the full power of the landscape, of the land, and of a careful and gentle approach to viticulture, and continues with a visit to the cellar. Here there is synergy between shapes (beams, blocks, columns and vaults), materials (elm, oak, Prun stone, flower embossed stainless steel) and natural light (the only source of lighting, carefully exploited by the architectural design).
Legendary in Italy for its Renaissance art and striking landscape, Tuscany is also home to many of the country’s best red wines. Sangiovese reigns supreme here, as either the single varietal, or a dominant player, in almost all of Tuscany’s best.
A remarkable Chianti, named for its region of origin, will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and plenty of cherry fruit character. From the hills and valleys surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, come the distinguished and age-worthy wines based on Brunello (Sangiovese). Earning global acclaim since the 1970s, the Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and Sangiovese. The wine called Vine Nobile di Montepulciano, composed of Prognolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and is recognized both for finesse and power.