2018 Petrolo Val d'Arno di Sopra Boggina C (750ml)

Sangiovese from Val d’Arno di Sopra, Tuscany, Italy

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Merlot catapulted Petrolo's reputation globally. Luca Sanjust's talents are boundless and certainly not limited to Merlot. Bòggina C represents the origins of Petrolo – organic Sangiovese from a single vineyard that's just short of 60 years in age yielding wines with exceptional balance, and expressive Sangiovese elegance. 400 cases produced of Bòggina in 2018.


The 2018 Bòggina C (Bòggina Classico) is another superb wine from Petrolo. Here, Sangiovese is aged in oak, which gives the wine more mid-palate depth and broader shoulders, which, frankly, the wine seems to benefit from. Dark cherry, licorice, leather, spice and menthol build as the 2018 shows everything its got. Impressive.

96 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Sep 2020)

From old-vine (and organic) Sangiovese planted in 1952, the Petrolo 2018 Val d'Arno di Sopra Bòggina C is a gorgeous wine with thick flavors and dark saturation. Some 5,053 bottles and larger-format bottles were produced. This is a beautiful expression—polished, bright and intense. It offers pure fruit flavors of wild cherry, cassis, dried basil, crushed flower and candied orange skin. The wine is silky and mid-weight in texture, but it produces a very long and polished finish. This wine hits all the proverbial Sangiovese high notes.

95 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Oct 2020)

The purity of fruit is just right in this red with dried berries, dried leaves, terracotta and dried tobacco. Some smoke, too. It’s full-bodied, yet vivid and focused. No new wood. From organically grow grapes from a single vineyard. A beauty and so drinkable now, but will improve nicely with age. Drink or hold.

94 points, James Suckling (Aug 2020)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
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