Petrolo

About Petrolo

One of Tuscany’s leading estates, Petrolo will be a familiar name to oenophiles across the globe. Located just one mile east of the Chianti Classico region, it shares much of the same terroir in its soil typography with a touch more elevation at 450 metres above sea level. Rocky, cool and bathed in Tuscan sunshine, this property is perhaps most famous for its Galatrona cuvée, one of Italy’s finest Merlots.

 

Petrolo was founded by the grandfather of current winemaker Luca Sanjust in 1947. At Petrolo, they are down-to-earth and obsessed with quality, caring much more for the wine in the bottle than for building flash wineries or participating in gimmicky marketing exercises. The wine is dense and opulent as would be expected from a top-quality Merlot, but with beautiful freshness and finesse – this is a wine that has been made with love. 

 

Viniculture

Galatrona is the estate’s flagship cuvée, the undisputed king of these hills, sourced from a small vineyard of the same name. Planted in the 1980s with low-yielding Bordeaux clone Merlot vines, the vineyard’s soil is an archetypal composition of deeply rich clay with veins of schist, marl and sandstone imbuing stunning minerality to the effortlessly generous and elegant fruit. Inspired by the great producers of Pomerol, Galatrona is crowned as a worthy rival to the likes of Pétrus, Le Pin and Masseto.

 

There are numerous strings to the mighty bow that is Petrolo, not least of which is their single-vineyard range of Bòggina A, Bòggina B and Bòggina C.

Bòggina A and Bòggina C are both pure Sangiovese expressions hailed from different plots and terroirs. Bòggina B is a pure expression of the ancient Italian Trebbiano varietal, a grape with which collectors should become increasingly familiar due to its sensational complexity at the hands of producers such as Petrolo.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Petrolo Boggina C 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €221.70
2015

Petrolo Boggina C 2015 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 67 - Inc. TAX: €221.70
Petrolo Boggina C 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €303.64
2018

Petrolo Boggina C 2018 (6x75cl)

Vinous (96)

The 2018 Bòggina C (Bòggina Classico) is another superb wine from Petrolo. Here, Sangiovese is aged in oak, which gives the wine more mid-palate depth and broader shoulders, which, frankly, the wine seems to benefit from. Dark cherry, licorice, leather, spice and menthol build as the 2018 shows everything its got. Impressive.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 96 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €303.64
Petrolo Galatrona 2012 (1x150cl)
Inc. TAX: €226.70
2012

Petrolo Galatrona 2012 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (96)

Very racy and refined with bright acidity and a blueberry and dark-chocolate character. Love the interplay of acidity and ripe fruit. Minerals and dark fruits, too. Very Pomerol. Pure merlot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Tuscany 1x150cl 6 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €226.70
Petrolo Galatrona 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €651.30
2015

Petrolo Galatrona 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Terrific aromas of violets, roses and raspberries with hints of strawberries and brown sugar. Full body. Phenomenal layers of focused fruit and polished velvety tannins. This is the Galatrona that everyone has been waiting for. It's the vintage that shows depth and power yet wonderful finesse and focus. Best ever. Drink from 2023 but already electrifying.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 7 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €651.30
Petrolo Galatrona 2016 (1x150cl)
Inc. TAX: €274.70
2016

Petrolo Galatrona 2016 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

This is the flagship wine from Luca Sanjust's Petrolo estate located not too far from Arezzo in the Valdarno area of eastern Tuscany. 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.
Delivery to Storage from 6 Aug 2021

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €274.70
Petrolo Galatrona 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €589.91
2016

Petrolo Galatrona 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

This is the flagship wine from Luca Sanjust's Petrolo estate located not too far from Arezzo in the Valdarno area of eastern Tuscany. 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.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €589.91
Petrolo Galatrona 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €608.10
2018

Petrolo Galatrona 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

Aromas of blackberries, black olives, green olive, and violets. It’s really aromatic. Full-bodied, yet so precise and polished with creamy, layered tannins that caress your palate. It’s extremely persistent and goes on for minutes. Only 40% new wood. Really balanced. All about purity and complexity From organically grown grapes. Try after 2023.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 4 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €608.10
Petrolo Torrione 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €214.50
2016

Petrolo Torrione 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95)

Aromas of dried flowers, dried berries, cherries and hints of stones. Full-bodied, very firm and silky. An intense underlying energy of acidity and a lovely finish. 75% sangiovese, 20% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon. One of the best ever? Drink in 2020.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €214.50
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Petrolo Boggina C 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €170.00
2015

Petrolo Boggina C 2015 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 67 - In Bond: €170.00
Petrolo Boggina C 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €238.00
2018

Petrolo Boggina C 2018 (6x75cl)

Vinous (96)

The 2018 Bòggina C (Bòggina Classico) is another superb wine from Petrolo. Here, Sangiovese is aged in oak, which gives the wine more mid-palate depth and broader shoulders, which, frankly, the wine seems to benefit from. Dark cherry, licorice, leather, spice and menthol build as the 2018 shows everything its got. Impressive.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 96 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €238.00
Petrolo Galatrona 2012 (1x150cl)
In Bond: €184.00
2012

Petrolo Galatrona 2012 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (96)

Very racy and refined with bright acidity and a blueberry and dark-chocolate character. Love the interplay of acidity and ripe fruit. Minerals and dark fruits, too. Very Pomerol. Pure merlot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Tuscany 1x150cl 6 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €184.00
Petrolo Galatrona 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €528.00
2015

Petrolo Galatrona 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Terrific aromas of violets, roses and raspberries with hints of strawberries and brown sugar. Full body. Phenomenal layers of focused fruit and polished velvety tannins. This is the Galatrona that everyone has been waiting for. It's the vintage that shows depth and power yet wonderful finesse and focus. Best ever. Drink from 2023 but already electrifying.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 7 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €528.00
Petrolo Galatrona 2016 (1x150cl)
In Bond: €224.00
2016

Petrolo Galatrona 2016 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

This is the flagship wine from Luca Sanjust's Petrolo estate located not too far from Arezzo in the Valdarno area of eastern Tuscany. 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.
Delivery to Storage from 6 Aug 2021

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €224.00
Petrolo Galatrona 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €476.00
2016

Petrolo Galatrona 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

This is the flagship wine from Luca Sanjust's Petrolo estate located not too far from Arezzo in the Valdarno area of eastern Tuscany. 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.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €476.00
Petrolo Galatrona 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €492.00
2018

Petrolo Galatrona 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

Aromas of blackberries, black olives, green olive, and violets. It’s really aromatic. Full-bodied, yet so precise and polished with creamy, layered tannins that caress your palate. It’s extremely persistent and goes on for minutes. Only 40% new wood. Really balanced. All about purity and complexity From organically grown grapes. Try after 2023.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 4 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €492.00
Petrolo Torrione 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €164.00
2016

Petrolo Torrione 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95)

Aromas of dried flowers, dried berries, cherries and hints of stones. Full-bodied, very firm and silky. An intense underlying energy of acidity and a lovely finish. 75% sangiovese, 20% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon. One of the best ever? Drink in 2020.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €164.00

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