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Petrolo Galatrona 2008

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750ML / 14% 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, allowing a complete grape maturation to take place. This limited production permits the grape skins to achieve highly concentrated levels of anthocyans and noble tannins, already sweetened due to the polymerization of the plant.

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WE 97
Each new vintage of Galatrona proves, year after year, the enormous potential of Italian Merlot. This is a soft and beautifully decadent wine with plush and perfectly ripe aromas of black cherry, light spice, chocolate and tobacco. The smoothness, richness and persistency is simply unbeatable.
WS 95
A powerful young Merlot, with green olive, sweet tobacco and tapenade character. Full and velvety, with loads of tannins at the finish. Polished and impressive for the vintage. Best after 2013.
JD 95

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.

W&S 90
Entirely Merlot from vines planted in the early 1990s, this is black, ripe and powerfully oaked. The fruit itself is tart and lean, the tannins bringing bitter black chocolate to mind. It's juicy underneath, ready for a steak grilled black and blue.
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Petrolo, Italy
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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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MNS23200081_2008 Item# 108508