Made with different Sangiovese clones with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, this is the "Chateau" wine, the maximum expression of the very best vineyards. Elegance and strength perfectly blended, a wine with top-notch bloodlines.
The wine is regularly racked and tasted during the whole barrel maturation, which may last up to 14 months. At the end of the elevage, the best lots are selected through extensive tasting, and they are assembled to create the final blend.
A wine for immediate drinking pleasure displaying aromas of Mediterranean maquis with hints of spices, flowers and fruit. Delicate and immediate fragrances enhancing the complex, intriguing and exciting personality of Ampeleia.
Colour: deep ruby red with blueish hues. Bouquet of red berry fruits and Mediterranean flavours. Powerful and round with subtle and elegant tannins. Accompanies gamey food, stewed meat dishes and aged cheeses.
grape variety: Sangiovese, Merlot. This delicious Rosato was introduced in the early 1980s, made up of Sangiovese and Merlot, in various proportions depending on the growing year. The resulting wine is closer in character to a red wine than to a white one.
grapes: Sangiovese 70%, Merlot 20%, Syrah 10%. Excellent concentration, which is already visible in its deep ruby colour with crimson reflections, an indication of youth. The intense bouquet is reminiscent of spices and ripe fruit.
Grape Variety: Merlot 100%. Only made Merlot, Galatrona is one of the most awarded wines of the estate. Wine of great structure on the palate and widly aromatic on the nose. Galatrona is Petrolo's flagship.
Grape Variety: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Produced for the first time in 1988, the Torrione is mainly made grapes of Sangiovese. The skins are macerated over 14 days che rewarding this wine with a lovely full body.
grape variety: 45% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
Malolactic Fermentation: 1/3 in contact with skins before racking and 2/3 in 2nd, 3rd passage French oak barriques. Aging: 8 months in 2nd, 3rd and 4th passage French oak barriques; 10 months in cement, no filtration
Messorio is the perfect child, the one who studies hard, the one who always makes you proud. He is the one most able to fully express the character of our land; he has the structure, the elegance and the perfumes which are the perfect expression and the exact image of our DNA.
Fermentation fully temperature controlled and followed by a period of maceration on the skins. Malolactic fermentation in Slavonian oak casks. 12 months period in 60 gallon Allier oak barrels, and further 24 months in fifty hectoliter Slavonian oak casks. 6 month period of bottle ageing.