“Galatrona” Merlot Val d’Arno di Sopra DOC 2016

    Fattoria Petrolo | Tuscany
    Petrolo Soc. Agr. s.s. | Loc. Petrolo, 30 | IT 52021 Bucine

    "Galatrona" Merlot Val d'Arno di Sopra DOC 2016

    He's never been better. Galatrona is a pure Merlot of the extra class. With the 2016 edition, owner Luca Sanjust achieved an absolute masterpiece. Black-red ruby in the glass. In the bouquet black berries, fine wood spice and some leather. Very generous fruit aromas and extremely complex on the palate, it glides elegantly into the depths until it is caught by a finely woven tannin and merges into a long and finesse rich finish. A wine that doesn't have to hide behind Masseto & Co., on the contrary it has been Italy's Merlot benchmark for years. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Powerful, sparkling ruby violet. Very clear and catchy nose, full of blackberries, dark currants and ripe blueberries, with fine resinous components and tobacco. Fresh and with a lot of juicy, ripe berry fruit at the base, then opens with a lot of fine-meshed, dense tannin, salty and very long." Falstaff

    "This is full of enticing blackberry, blueberry and plum flavors, with a spine of acidity, iron accents and beefy tannins. Long and well-proportioned, this needs time to integrate. Tobacco and spice hints detail the finish." Wine Spectator

    "The 2016 Galatrona (Merlot) is fabulous. Powerful, dense and layered, the 2016 brings together serious fruit intensity and energy, as is so typical of this important Tuscan vintage. A whole range of floral and spice notes develop in the glass, adding further shades of nuance. I have long felt Galatrona is released too early. The 2016 is a perfect example of that. Opening a bottle now is a crime." Antonio Galloni

    "The aromas of dried flowers, stones, dark tea leaves, hot tile, and dark berries. Full-bodied, yet tight and linear. Wonderful drive and depth. An extremely long and focused finish. A great wine." James Suckling

    "The 2016 Galatrona is indeed a masterpiece to behold. This wine offers thick layering and deep intensity with aromas that offer an incredible range, starting off with luscious dark chocolate on one side and ending with fragrant white truffle on the far end of its long aromatic trajectory. You get plummy fruit, spice, sweet tobacco and tilled earth packed tight in between. This full-bodied Merlot is softly textured and succulent with long-lasting flavor intensity on the close. Petrolo's Merlot is planted in a ten-hectare parcel distinguished by thick clay soils. I have been watching Galatrona's evolution for years and have tasted the wine on occasion in various vertical tastings. This is my favorite vintage made thus far." Robert Parker

    86,90 €

    09822216 · 0,75 l · 115,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping7 units available

    Product Details
    • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
    • Cultivation: close to nature
    • Expansion: 18 months new barrique
    • Development: barrique
    • Vegan Clearing: yes
    • Filtration: no
    • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
    • Total Extract: 32,25 g/l
    • Total Acid: 6,05 g/l
    • Residual Sugar: 1,10 g/l
    • Sulfite: 112 mg/l
    • ph-Value: 3,38
    • Closure: natural corks
    • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2042+
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    • Harmonious / soft and round
    • Wine for Meditation
    • Wine for Fireplace/Tobacco Lovers
    Fits to:
    • Dark Meat
    • Grilled of any Kind
    • Medium old Cheese
    • Hearty wild Dishes
    stored air-conditioned

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