Boggina B (Bianco) 2016 Petrolo
This wine is a passion project for vintner Luca Sanjust. 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. This clone of Trebbiano traces its roots back to the 1200s, making its recorded history older than that of Sangiovese. The wine opens to a bright, golden color with honey-like richness and softness. The stone element is strong in the soils, and you taste some dusty minerality as a result. For now, only 1,000 bottles are made, but the goal is to increase production to 10,000 because another 1.5 hectares of vines were recently planted. The wine will also soon become part of the Val d'Arno appellation. This hearty white wine should hold steady for ten years or more.
Winespectator / James Suckling (97)
JS: This remains one of the coolest whites in Tuscany with a mineral, apple, and light flint aroma and flavor profile. Full-bodied, tight and focused with a beautiful finish of bright acidity and a stone, creamy texture. Made with Lucien Le Moine from Burgundy.