Petrolo Bòggina B 2016 (94 WA)

“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.”

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    Petrolo Bòggina B 2016

    IGT Toscana

    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.

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