Petrolo Trebbiano Toscana Boggina B 2020
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 98, #47 Top 100 '22] [LG 97+] [WA 94+]
Regular price $85.00 Sale price $69.97 Save $15.03
About the Wine:
Only 7,000 bottles made. Bòggina B brings Burgundy to Tuscany. The wine is made of 100% Trebbiano from vines planted in the 1970s and recently replanted below the Bòggina vineyard using the same original clones. Defying the traditional view of Trebbiano as a simple variety not suited to making high-quality, interesting wines, Trebbiano from Valdarno was renowned from the 1300s on for its quality; it was 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 Saouma of Lucien Le Moine.
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.
Manual harvest in crates. Grape selection with sorting table. Natural vinification with native yeasts in tonneaux.
“Sur lies” for over 15 months in specially selected French oak tonneaux. The constant batonnage the wine receives during the first months is then gradually decreased. The wine is never racked until bottling.
Ratings & Reviews
98 Points, #47 Top 100 2022 - James Suckling:
"Lots of lemon curd and wax with mustard-flower undertones. Turns to Brazilian lime. Hints of fresh bay leaf, too. Full-bodied, tangy and beautiful. Really long and delicious. Peanuts and white sesame seeds. Superb. Unique and very Tuscan. From organically grown grapes." (Jun 2022)
97+ Points - Luca Gardini
94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"A pure expression of Trebbiano, the Petrolo 2020 Bòggina B is a creamy, full-bodied white with generous aromas of honey, crushed nuts, yellow rose and flinty stone. There is an especially abundant and sunny quality to the 2020 vintage. Organic fruit comes from a two-hectare site with rocky Galestro soils. There is some debate in Tuscany today on what could one day become the great, age-worthy white grape of the region. Many vintners have their money on Trebbiano." - Monica Larner (Jun 2022)