- Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, Monica Larner: "Galatrona is one of Italy's top Merlots and the wine has done much to establish the grape's heritage outside celebrated areas such as Pomerol. In fact, the wine is often compared to great expressions from France, but ultimately Galatrona is most distinguished by its sweet and sunny Tuscan disposition. Galatrona was first produced in 1994 and fruit comes from a single vineyard site located adjacent to Petrolo's main building and winery. The wine was produced every year since then, except 1996. Luca tells me that wild boars ate the entire production that year. Just a few dozen bottles of the 1994, 1995 and 1997 vintages still exist at the winery today."
- Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, Erin Brooks: "What makes a wine an icon? Is it rarity or expense? Is it the terroir? Is it high scores from critics or the wine?s presence on the best restaurant wine lists around the world? Does it set the standard for other winemakers?
For Petrolo?s Galatrona, it?s all of the above.
Galatrona is like the atmosphere of a three-Michelin-starred kitchen: constant pursuit of perfection, unbelievable attention to detail and unwavering commitment to excellence. Luca Sanjust, proprietor and winemaker at Petrolo, embodies these ideals and his 100 percent Merlot, Galatrona, sets the bars for other Merlot wines in Italy and around the world."