Petrolo - Boggina C, Tuscany, Italy (2016)

Petrolo - Boggina C, Tuscany, Italy (2016)

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A classic Sangiovese bouquet of pronounced forest fruit, spice, leather, and earthy tones. This is such a vibrant wine with serious minerality, counter-balanced by rich fruits and a sense of iron and tobacco on the palate. Fermented in concrete vats using ambient yeasts with extended maceration times coaxing out depth, hefty tannin structure and then aged in French 40-hectoliter casks and tonneaux for 18 months.
REGION Italy >Tuscany
GRAPE(S) Sangiovese
VINTAGE 2016
ABV 13%
FEATURES Organic, Vegan
SCALE Dry
Petrolo is a cult winery and with records from hundreds of years ago demonstrating it was one of the first Italian estates to plant French varieties. The Valdarno di Sopra denomination dates back to the days of the Medici family during the Renaissance and the Bòggina vineyard is a celebrated Sangiovese cru.

While the vineyards date back to the early 1700s and was one of the first to record planting of French varieties, the current iteration of the estate traces its roots back to the 1940s when the Bazzocchi family took over with sites across the Val d’ Arno di Sopra DOC appellation, bordering the south eastern area of Chianti Classico.

With altitudes between 250 and 450m and a mixture of marl, sandstone and shale, Petrolo creates a range of wines.

The states employs manual harvests, natural vinification with native yeasts, vinification in concrete vats with soft and frequent manual pump overs and long macerations. The Torrione is aged in French oak barriques, partly in 40 Hl oak barrels and partly in concrete vats.