Petrolo

Bòggina B 2016

IGT Toscana

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Bòggina B is a little bit of Burgundy with a Tuscan twist. The wine is made with 100% Trebbiano Toscano. The clone of the Valdarno has been known for its quality since the 1300s, when it was regularly sent to the popes in Rome and the courts of Florence. Petrolo has been using Trebbiano grapes for its sweet vinsanto for decades, but owner Luca Sanjust decided that the time had come for a tribute to the great whites of Valdarno’s past. The wine is made under the guidance of one of Burgundy’s greats, Mounir Souma of Lucien Le Moine.

VINEYARD

Bòggina B is produced from Tuscan Trebbiano planted in the 1970s at Petrolo in the Poggio vineyard and recently replanted below the Bòggina vineyard using the same original clones.

Bòggina is the oldest vineyard on the Petrolo estate. Planted in 1952 by the grandfather of proprietor Luca Sanjust, it spans 13 acres. It is planted to a density of 5,500 vines per hectare and is cordon spur trained. The yield per plant is notably restricted (max 2.5 lbs per vine plant), allowing a concentration of all the noble components of the grape, fundamental for the full-bodied character of this wine.

WINEMAKING

Manual harvest in crates. Grape selection & sorting table. Soft pressing and natural vinification with native yeasts in barrique. Aging sur lies for over 2 years in French oak barriques and tonneaux.

TASTING NOTE

This remains one of the coolest whites in Tuscany with a mineral, apple, and light flint aroma and flavor profile. Full-bodied, tight and focused with a beautiful finish of bright acidity and a stone,
creamy texture. Made with Lucien Le Moine from Burgundy.

-James Suckling

Color

White

Grape Varieties

Trebbiano

Appellation

IGT Toscana

Farming

Organic

Alcohol

13%

Suggested Retail Price

$75.00

Reviews

"a pure expressions of Trebbiano"

Wine Advocate - "The 2016 Bòggina B is a pure expressions of Trebbiano Toscano that opens to creamy, almost nutty intensity and deep aromas of honey, dried apricot, baked bread and toasted pine nut. With inspiration from Burgundy, the wine is aged sur lies for 20 months in French barrique and tonneaux. Trebbiano is not an openly fragrant grape, but this organic and biodynamic expression shows remarkable intensity, especially in terms of mouthfeel and texture."

Wine & Spirits - "Luca Sanjust was inspired to produce a white wine by Mounir Souma of Burgundy’s Lucien Le Moine. This is the third vintage of Bòggina B (B for “bianco”), a rich, smoky trebbiano that ferments in barrels with ambient yeasts and ages for two years in French oak barriques and tonneaux. It’s creamy and nutty, with notes of toasted hazelnuts and warm spices leading into flavors of crushed apple and lemon curd, with lively acidity. Cellar this for a year or two to let the flavors integrate."

Vinous Media - "The 2016 Bòggina B, 100% Trebbiano, is a very pretty and expressive white. A hint of reduction adds complexity without overpowering the varietal orchard fruit, mint and floral flavors. There is a lot to like in this classy, beautifully nuanced white. "

James Suckling - “This remains one of the coolest whites in Tuscany with a mineral, apple, and light flint aroma and flavor profile. Full-bodied, tight and focused with a beautiful finish of bright acidity and a stone, creamy texture. Made with Lucien Le Moine from Burgundy."

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