2019 Petrolo Cabernet Sauvignon Campo Lusso

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Toscana
Winery Petrolo
Vintage 2019
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2023 - 2043
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Campo Lusso is the “Gran-Cru” of Cabernet Sauvignon by Petrolo comes from the vineyard of the same name planted on September 11, 2001. The name derives from an old expression of local farmers who call the field with this vineyard the most beautiful of the estate, a real luxury (Campo Lusso, luxury field). This vineyard, surrounded by forest, is located on a natural terrace, just below the medieval watchtower of Galatrona and enjoys particularly good weather and soil conditions.

Denomination
DOC Val d'Arno di Sopra, Vigna Campo Lusso - Estate produced and bottled

Certification
Organic

First year of production
2004

Grape variety
Cabernet Sauvignon

production
about 1800 bottles

Since 2004, we have abandoned traditional farming methods and applied natural and sustainable solutions: dry farming and no fertilization, no tillage, full grazing with mulch management, no use of synthetic pesticides. In 2016, the winery obtained official organic certification. To achieve a natural balance in the vineyard, plant management is carried out manually with targeted intervention. Heavier pruning and grape thinning is almost absent in the mature vineyards that are already balanced. Today extraordinary growth management is only needed in the more challenging years.

The grapes are harvested manually in crates and further grape selection on the sorting table. Natural vinification with indigenous yeasts in cement vats. Manual gentle and frequent pumping over. Prolonged maceration of the skin. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in wood. Maturation for about 20/22 months in carefully selected new French oak barriques. Constant batonnage of the fine yeast during the first 6 months.

This IGT Tuscan wine, the Petrolo 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Campo Lusso is a great release from the very talented team on one of Tuscany's most important estates. This expression of Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a rich, velvety texture with immediate aromas of blackberries, crème de cassis and sweet baking spices with lightly perfumed notes of flowers and a hint of incense over exotic spices and aged leather. This is a balanced and elegant expression from Tuscany that is never too heavy or heavy. 95/100 Parker, 96/100 Suckling and 95/100 Vinous

Vineyard for 2019 Petrolo Cabernet Sauvignon Campo Lusso

Petrolo is located in the Vald'Arno di Sopra. This part of Chianti, largely covered with forests, has always been cultivated with vineyards and olive groves as the only crops that fit well in this land. An area with a long history and an ancient vocation in the production of great wines. We find traces of this in 1716 when Cosimo III de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, declared with an edict which areas had the most valuable productions of fine wine and quality olive oil. This edict recognized 4 areas, Chianti center (between Panzano and Greve), Carmignano (west of Florence), Pomino (east of Florence) and the Val d'Arno di Sopra (the western and eastern hills along the river Arno between Florence and Arezzo, where Petrolo belongs).

This vocation was confirmed a century later in 1834 by agronomist Giorgio Perrin, owner of Petrolo and member of the Accademia dei Gergofili of Florence. He celebrates Sangiovese and this land, especially that place called Campo Asciutto (now Bòggina), explaining how it was customary at that time to plant "French grapes" in Chianti to combine with Sangiovese, thanks to a soil that manages different varieties.

The estate was taken over in the 1940s by the Bazzocchi family who continued the tradition of carefully producing high quality wines with utmost dedication. The idiosyncrasies of this area add to its value; the land of Petrolo, where vineyards, olive groves and forests coexist and together with the soil form a rich ecosystem that contributes to a perfect balance between the different grape varieties.

The beautiful territory of Petrolo, in a constant balance between nature and the careful work of man, has allowed the creation of great wine and precious olive oil since ancient times.

The Petrolo vineyards extend over 31 hectares in the DOC Val d'Arno di Sopra appellation, bordering the southeastern Chianti Classico area. The vineyards are located at an altitude between 250 and 450 meters above sea level. and grow on moderately loose soil with a different mix of rocks such as marl, sandstone and slate, typical of the Chianti area. They trained about 5500 plants per hectare to produce a very low yield of about 20-25 Hl per hectare for a total of 650-700 Hl of wine.

The composition of the soil, the altitude and the exposure are among the most important elements that help to obtain wines with a distinct character. Everything else is tuned by passion and by the ability to listen to what the earth is learning every day.

San Marco

This 3 ha Sangiovese vineyard was planted over 45 years ago, part of it was replanted in the early 90s. From San Marco we produce the Torrione.

Galatron

The vineyard extends over 3 ha and was planted in 1990. Galatrona is the first Merlot vineyard that Petrolo has planted. The Galatrona wine has been produced from this vineyard since the very first bottling.

ferial

Part of the Galatrona vineyard, it was planted in the 90s and extends over about 5 ha. Made almost entirely from Merlot plants, the vineyard contains a few experiments of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The grapes are intended for the production of Galatrona.

Casariccio

One of Petrolo's Sangiovese vineyards produces for Torrione. Casariccio extends over 2 ha.

Lecceta

One of the winery's oldest vineyards with over 45 years of history. Some of his plants could very well be from the pre-philloxera period. Lecceta is only planted with Sangiovese for Torrione.

Asilo

This vineyard also produces for Torrione, extends over 2 ha and is planted with Sangiovese and Colorino.

Meletana

The 1 ha vineyard with Merlot, located in the area dominated by the Watchtower of Galatrona, surrounded by the estate's woods in a spectacular location.

Boggina

The winery's historic vineyard, planted in 1947 by Gastone Bazzocchi, father and grandfather of the owners who currently run the estate. The vineyard has always been the backbone and heart of Torrione, from 2006 the middle rows are selected for the production of the Bòggina wine, the cru of Sangiovese by Petrolo.

Vigna della Torre (Campo Lusso)

This high-density vineyard extends over about half a hectare, with about 5000 gobelet-trained plants (bush system), just below the old medieval watchtower of Galatrona, just under 500 m above sea level. The vineyard is located on beautiful natural terraces overlooking the Natural Park of the Chianti Hills recently produced for our cru of pure Cabernet Sauvignon, the Campolusso.

Campaccio

Beautiful vineyard of 1 ha planted near the tower of Galatrona in the middle of the woods. Sangiovese, producing for the Torrione.

Pianacci

Experimental vineyard, mainly Sangiovese for the Torrione, planted in collaboration with the province of Arezzo and the University of Agriculture of Milan (followed in particular by Prof. Scienza) and the CRA (Council for Research and Experiments for Agriculture, based in Milan).

Dottore

2 ha of vineyard produces Merlot for the Torrione.

Poggio

Part of the Galatrona vineyard of about 1.5 ha, planted with Merlot for the Galatrona.

We at Petrolo, winegrowers in the Vald'Arno di Sopra, disciples of Nepo da Galatrona, by tradition, culture and education Heraclitian, Dyonysian-Epicurian-Lucretian, Hermetic-Fician, Leonardesque Neo-Platonic and Giorgionesque Neo-Aristotelian, Romantics and Revolutionaries, we believe that God is in all things, and that the earth itself is God; and that everything is fertile, vital, wet, crackling, lush. And that man, through his divine element, is connected to heaven, and occupies in all things and in all places the core of the branched and highly complex configuration of animal and vegetable beings: the heart of that infinite affinity of all things which Universe is -World. And we winemakers, men and women who rush into the future with leaps and bounds, return to the original and the old, believing that the revelation of the world's breath was silent and just being still and listening to nature, as it intermittently appears, occult and enigmatic, shimmering like flashes of memory, leading us to dynamic future ways of wine from within, from top to bottom, from the future to the past. And we believe that wine, a great wine, is the poetic alchemical metamorphosis of nature into culture. And that only by having a light hand and a soft heart, we are sometimes able to bend nature to our feelings, humanize it and make it more beautiful, like a reality imagined in a dream. Wine is nature as dreamed by man, thus enhanced by sentiment; a wine that is great, a great wine, is nature transformed; which only at the moment of drinking elevates itself and its natural essence, as it immediately arouses desire and memories. All nature is in wine, but wine is not just nature. (Luca Sanjust, translation by Burton Anderson)

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Toscana
Winery Petrolo
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2019
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2043
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 95
James Suckling rating 96
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe

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