2018 Petrolo Bòggina A (750ml)15 2 0 0
These may very well be the finest wines I have ever tasted from Luca Sanjust at Petrolo. From top to bottom, the range is so impressive. Specifically, the two versions of the Bòggina, the estate's 100% Sangiovese, have never been more precise. I loved them both." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
The Boggina site is planted to Sangiovese, and Luca explains that this spectacular vineyard has existed since the 1700s. The Boggina A is aged in amphora and the Boggina C is aged in barrel - two voices from a single site in Pterolo's site in Val d'Arno di Sopra. Only about 5,000 bottles of each are made.
"The purity of fruit here is impressive with cherries, plums and highlights of grilled meat and wet earth. Some tile, too. Full-bodied with chewy tannins that are pure and polished. Lots of fruit at the end, but not overdone. From organically grown grapes. Fermented and aged in amphora. Drink or hold." 95 points - James Suckling (2 Aug, 2020)
"The 2018 Bòggina A (Bògginanfora) offers a striking expression of Sangiovese. Sweet red cherry, mint, orange peel and cinnamon all grace this silky, mid-weight wine from Petrolo and proprietor Luca Sanjust. The translucent beauty of Sangiovese comes through loud and clear. The Bòggina A (Bògginanfora) is 100% Sangiovese fermented and aged in amphora. In my view, 2018 is the first vintage that is truly convincing. What a gorgeous wine." 94 points - Antonio Galloni (Vinous, August 2020)
"The Petrolo 2018 Val d'Arno di Sopra Bòggina A is Sangiovese that has been aged in amphorae. Judging from the Instagram feed of proprietor Luca Sanjust, quite a few new clay aging vessels have been added to his program this year. Indeed, that amphorae enthusiasm is contagious, and I see that Salvatore Ferragamo at the nearby Il Borro property is also using amphorae thanks to inspiration from Fattoria Petrolo. You gotta love those neighborly winemaking exchanges. The Bòggina A is pure and punchy in its fruit intensity, with chiseled aromas of wild cherry and dried rose potpourri. The wine offers very soft and subdued tannins, with the natural structure and staying power coming from the crunchy healthiness of the fruit. Production is 5,133 bottles and 100 magnums." 94 points - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, Oct. 2020)