Petra Zingari Toscana IGT 2017
Petra is a boutique winery in the heart of Tuscany, Maremma. Described as a women’s company, its progress has been directed by women for more than 200 years: from Elisa Bonaparte to Francesca Moretti.
Zingari was born as an experiment to test the attitude of its vineyard varietals: Syrah, Merlot, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot. The wine traces its roots to an ancient water spring, which was a stop-over for pilgrims and wayfarers travelling along the Aurelia Street where they could seek refreshment by resting close to its crystal clear waters. Hence the name Zingari, meaning Gypsies. The vineyards are located on clay and sandy soils at the foot of the hills, and produce a magnificent crop of varieties: Syrah, Merlot, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot. The grapes are manually harvested and destemmed, then macerated for 7–10 days. Malolactic fermentation and subsequent ageing occur in steel tanks. The wine is then bottle aged.
Concentrated ruby colour. The delicate bouquet is dominated by red fruit and pleasant floral accents. Soft and full-bodied in mouth, with a fresh flavour and good acidity. Juicy shades of cherries, plum, dark berries and delicate nuances of rose hips and freshly cut herbs. The structure is pleasant and intriguing as it reveals balsamic and mineral notes.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
A delicious red that shows red plums, brambleberries, undergrowth, cedar and freshly cut herbs. Medium to full body, delightful, juicy tannins and a tangy, medium-long finish. A blend with equal measures of merlot, sangiovese, syrah and petit verdot. Drink now or hold.
– 93 POINTS and #29 in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2019
A well of dark cherry, black currant and blackberry fruit makes this red sumptuous and inviting. Fresh earth, thyme and rosemary accents add depth. A mineral element emerges on the long finish. Shows fine balance overall. Merlot, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Syrah. Drink now through 2032.