Petrolo Bòggina A 2020 (93 WE)

“The time spent in amphora is evident on the nose of this wine, which has an earthy, umami nose of bricks, clay, and the salt and sand of mixed soil. Hints of Bing cherry and flowers float up and eventually become more powerful on the palate, underscored by dusty, grippy tannins and plenty of acid. It’s a wine that treads the line between rustic and graceful.” D.C 4/1/23

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    Petrolo Bòggina A 2020

    Val d'Arno di Sopra DOC

    Every year, Petrolo selects a small lot of Bòggina, a wine made purely from their best Sangiovese grapes, to ferment in amphorae. The choice of amphorae has a historical dimension: Terracotta in Tuscany has a history back to the early Etruscan times. The remains of amphorae and other Etruscan relics can be found throughout the Petrolo property, an area that has been settled for thousands of years.

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    Val d'Arno di Sopra, Tuscany. Italy

    Petrolo is the definition of a cult winery, with an owner and a story that have helped create its legendary status. While the estate's benchmark wine, the Merlot cru Galatrona, deservedly receives fireworks in the press and is part of the history of Tuscany’s quality revolution in the late 1980s and 1990s, the winery's two other standouts, Torrione and Boggina, are an equally thrilling success - Sangiovese from a special and virtually unknown appellation bordering Chianti Classico that today produces wines of distinct regional identity.