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  • Country ranking ?

    87
  • Producer ranking ?

    1
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    roasted game with mushrooms

The Story

The wine Galatrona is a cru of Merlot made from the vineyard Galatrona planted in various phases during the 1990’s with low vigor bordeaux clones in the locality known as Feriale. The vineyard extends for 10 Ha with almost 50.000 plants grown on spurred cordon trellising.

Loam rich in clay, with shale, marl and sandstones.

Altitude 300 m asl. South-eastern exposure. Placed on the south-eastern borders of the Chianti Hills, in the DOC Val d’Arno di Sopra.

Clay helps keeping moisture in the soil, of which merlot has higher needs in the hot, dry, Tuscan summers. The combination of stones, shale and clay is among the elements that allow Galatrona to produce an elegant and full bodied wine even in what are considered minor vintages.

Since 2004 we have been abandoning traditional farming methods practising Natural/Sustainable farming: dry farming, no tillage, total grassing with mulch management, no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. Official Organic Certification was obtained from harvest 2016 (Petrolo olive oil is organic since the 90’s). To achieve natural balance in the vineyard, plant management is made by hand with targeted intervention. Heavier pruning and grape thinning is almost absent in the mature vineyards already balanced. Today extra management is only needed in the more challenging years only.

Vinification: Manual harvest in crates and further grape selection with sorting table. Natural vinification with native yeasts in cement vats. Manual soft and frequent pumping over. Skin maceration over 15 days.

Aging: Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in wood.

Maturation:  In Frech oak barrique, a third new, for about 18 months. Constant batonnage of the fine lees for the first 6 months.

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Ruby red and Dark

ending

Long, Round and Extensive

flavors

Blackberry, Violet, Toasty, Cigar-box, Meaty and Chocolate

nose

Youthful, Complex, Ripe and Generous

taste

Average in Acidity, Perfectly balanced, Developing, Full-bodied, Round, Rich, Full and Sweet tannins

Verdict

Full-bodied and Impressive

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is ruby red, and looking dark and deep. On the nose it is open, intense, youthful, complex, ripe, generous, rich and charming. The taste is full, round, rich, refined, perfumed, with sweet tannins, and average in acidity, full-bodied, with perfectly balanced structure and developing. On the palate it is layered and has blackberry, meaty, spice, toasty, chocolate, cigar-box and violet flavours. The finish is long, round, extensive, flavorful and vibrant. This wine is a mouthfilling and impressive. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least 2h before tasting.
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Origin

Arezzo, Toscana

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