Petrolo Galatrona 2008
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A Pomerol-like bouquet of black cherries, chocolate, dried herbs and floral notes all emerge from the 2008 Galatrona. It's full-bodied, packed with fruit and texture, has sweet tannin, and a great finish. Made from 100% Merlot all from a single vineyard, aged 19 months in one-third new French oak, this gorgeous, sexy effort is drinking beautifully, but will certainly cruise for another decade or more.
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.