Savoury and mouthwatering, benefitting from its 300m of altitude in the southern part of Tuscany by the Chianti hills. Precise and finely boned tannins, emphasis on dried herbs on the nose, this is an enticing mix of savoury raspberry leaf and riper red cherry fruits, keeps things walking the line of grip and generosity. Luca Sanjust winemaker and owner, along with team including Carlo Ferrini. One of the first big 100% Italian Merlot wines after Masseto to be sold through the Bordeaux system, now its fifth vintage with négociants, and a wine that gives hope to those who worry that Merlot is becoming unviable in the heat of Italian summers. | Jane Anson | 2022 | 95
Druiven: 100% Merlot
Petrolo’s Galatrona is één van de toonaangevende 100% Merlot uit Toscane. De wijn wordt gemaakt in de DOC Val d’Arno di Sopra, in de buurt van Arezzo, ten oosten van Chianti Classico.
James Suckling 97 | Robert Parker 96 | Jane Anson 95 | Decanter 93