Petrolo Torrione 2012
Torrione is made mainly from Sangiovese coming from a combination of historic vines of the 70s and ones more recently planted
80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Petrolo is located in Mercatale Valdarno, in the center of the triangle made by Florence, Siena, and Arezzo. There are no notable wine estates nearby, but with the romance and poetry that wine brings, Petrolo exemplifies a theme seen more and more in Tuscany: little pockets, special places where extraordinary and singular wines can be made. 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 who is now managing the winery. The technical agronomist is Carlo Nesterini, the oenologist is Stefano Guidi, and since June 2002 Carlo Ferrini has been collaborating on agricultural and vinification issues.