80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy.
SRP of $45 and purchased for $25. Saturday Splurge. Around 50,000 bottles produced. Imported by Vintus.
From the winery:
"Torrione is made mainly from the Sangiovese grapes coming from the historical vines of the 70’s and from more recent vineyards. The recent ones were planted following extremely rigorous guidelines based both on the number of vines per ha and on meticulous zoning which enabled us to identify the best root-stocks to use. The yield per plant is very limited (max 500 g per vine plant) allowing the concentration of all the noble components of the grape fundamental to the great structure, elegance and balance wanted for this wine.
The 2009 Petrolo Torrione begins with very pleasant aromas of ripe black cherry and other berries, licorice, violets, dried herbs and a little leather. The wine tastes fantastic with lots of rich fruit and savory herbs. There are also secondary notes of spice, cola and vanilla as well as some earthy and mineral nuances. Medium to full-bodied and with good balance this is definitely a wine worth the splurge. Dry, grippy tannins and lingering juicy fruit round out the savory finish.
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