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Petrolo Galatrona 2004

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750ML / 13.5% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Galatrona is made entirely from pure Merlot grapes harvested around the middle of September. The yield per plant is notably restricted (max 2.0 lbs per vine plant) allowing a complete grape maturation to take place. This limited production permits the grapeskins to achieve highly concentrated levels of anthocyans and noble tannins, already sweetened due to the polymerization of the plant. The maceration on the skins lasts for 14 days. After the malolactic fermentation that takes place in French barrels of 225 liters, the wine is kept in new French oak barriques for 18 months.

Critical Acclaim

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JS 98
James Suckling

This has always been a superb red with beautiful aromas of crushed berries, flowers and hints of hazelnuts. It’s still tight and powerful with a full body and firm and lightly chewy tannins. Beautiful now to drink but one for the cellars.

WS 97
Wine Spectator
Fabulous aromas of crushed berries, milk chocolate and flowers. Very complex and multilayered. Full-bodied, with gorgeous flavors and an ultrafine finish. Goes on and on. The high quality and subtlety of the tannins is impressive. Greatest ever from this producer. Le Pin of Tuscany. Merlot.
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast
Galatrona is one of Italy’s top Merlots and 2004 is its best vintage yet. The mouthfeel is extraordinary, distinguished by spectacular smoothness and elegance: The wine drinks like a chiaroscuro painting where all elements are harmonious by design. And there’s excellent dimension with vibrant tones of red fruit and sweet spice woven within its fruity fabric. Cellar Selection.
RP 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Stylistically speaking, the 2004 Galatrona is impeccable. This stunning Merlot ushers forth a soft and velvety side that accompanies the wine over the senses, from nose to mouth. The oak element is beautifully integrated with sweet tannins and firm structure. The wine is built on solid foundations that give way to multiple layers of fruit and spice that build in soaring intensity and importance. If you have a bottle of this wine in your cellar, you may consider pulling it out soon. This wine is drinking beautifully at the moment and should continue to do so within the next decade.
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits
A big, strapping merlot, this dense, black wine has honeyed sweetness to meld with the rich wood tannins. A hint of orange zest shows a little volatility, checked by the plumpness of the fruit. For the cellar.
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This Estate was bought by the Bazzocchi family in the 1940s and since the mid 80s has been headed by Lucia Bazzocchi Sanjust with the assistance of her son Luca. Petrolo Estate is located at the site of what was originally a small medieval town called Galatrona and a ower from this period (itself built on foundations dating back to the Roman era) still exists on the property.
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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.

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