Fattoria Petrolo Boggina 2006


SKU 02993


Boggina is bottled from the single best barrel of Sangiovese produced each year from the Boggina hill, planted in the 1950's by Luca's grandfather. 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. The maceration on the skins lasts for 14 days. Afterwards, the malolactic fermentation takes place, partly in French barrels of 225 liters and partly in 30 Hl oak barrels. The wine then is aged in French oak barriques, one third new, for approximately 18 months.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Fattoria Petrolo
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorBeautiful aromas of sweet berries, tea and mineral follow through to a full body, with superrefined tannins and a long, long finish. This is dense yet balanced, with elegance and beauty. A new, tiny production Sangiovese from this producer. Made from old vines. Best after 2011. 20 cases made.

James Suckling, October 31, 2008
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThis year proprietor Luca Sanjust has a new wine, which is essentially his finest barrel of Sangiovese fruit from the old-vine Boggina vineyard that supplies much of the Sangiovese that goes into the entry-level Torrione. The 2006 Boggina (100% Sangiovese) is sweet and layered in its expression of super-ripe red fruits, spices, flowers and sweet toasted oak, all of which come together with notable style. The wine possesses terrific overall harmony, with a long, vibrant finish. Today the Boggina comes across as quite youthful, but it should develop into a gem once the tannins soften a little. Sadly there are a mere 250 bottles of this wine, but the 2006 has convinced Sanjust to slightly increase production. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026.

Antonio Galloni, August 2009