Petrolo Galatrona is one of Italy's greatest Merlots. Its splendour stems from the magical vineyard soil of clay, shale, marl and sandstones where it was discovered that only the Merlot grape reigns supreme. Not Sangiovese. Not Cabernet Sauvignon. This single plot is thus strictly planted to only specially-selected Merlot clones with a limited annual production of 20,000 bottles.
There are two notable facts for 2016. It is among the best vintages ever. It is also the year Petrolo Galatrona obtained its official organic certification, after having practiced sustainable farming since 2004.
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*ETA: End January 2019