2020 Petrolo 'Galatrona' Tuscany

$99.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Intense elegant wine with great structure and complexity, lovely balance between acidity, fruit and tannins. A great wine, beyond the grape variety it’s made from, which talk of the piece of land it came from, a classic in its own way.

Varietal:
Merlot
Winemaker:
Luca Sanjust
Vintage:
2020
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
new and almost new French oak barriques
Appellation:
Tuscany
Vineyard:
Estate
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Merlot
Alcohol %:
14.2%
Score Wine Advocate:
96
Score Vinous:
98
SKU #:
1053217
Size:
750 ml Bottle
VN98

Vinous

The 2020 Galatrona is stunning. In fact, the 2020 is one of the best vintages of the Galatrona I can remember tasting. I am especially impressed by its vertical intensity and explosive energy. All the elements are so impeccably woven together. Dark-toned fruit, crushed rocks, menthol, licorice and spice build into the intense, palate-staining finish. The 2018 spent 18-20 months in French oak, about 25% new, with some larger barrels thrown into the mix. Magnificent.

JS97

James Suckling

Subtle yet intense aromas of black fruit and violets. Extremely perfumed. Crushed stones. Medium-bodied with ultra-fine tannins that give a mouth-feel of velvet that goes on for minutes. Refined and fresh. Al-dente fruit. From organically grown grapes. Better in three to four years.

WA96

Wine Advocate

The Petrolo 2020 Galatrona is a pure expression of organic Merlot and the estate's headline wine. It was first created in 1994 when Luca Sanjust's second child, Lucia, was born. Despite the summer heat that became a challenge for winemakers in many corners of Tuscany, Galatrona shows terrific results in 2020. The vineyard is located in a cool and thickly forested position almost exactly between Florence, Arezzo and Siena. The vintage has a classic quality with a subtle bouquet that grows in intensity as the wine opens in the glass. Aromas of cherry, toasted almond and dried mint fuel a long and very elegant finish. The oak tannins are soft and sweet, and the wine boasts long-lasting flavors.