2011 Petrolo Boggina Toscana IGT
Sangiovese - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • JS 94
  • IWC 93
  • AG 93
  • WS 90

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In Stock: 5 btls
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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2013
The 2011 Boggina sees fruit sourced from the same single-vineyard, only this expression sees 12 days of maceration and 14 moths of barrel aging (both tonneaux and botte). This is a radically different wine that shows... The 2011 Boggina sees fruit sourced from the same single-vineyard, only this expression sees 12 days of maceration and 14 moths of barrel aging (both tonneaux and botte). This is a radically different wine that shows precision and dark focus. The BogginAnfora feels fuzzy and foggy in comparison with a broader aromatic presentation, although both wines offer considerable charm. Here, the aromas are delivered straight to your senses with power and determination. The mouthfeel is richly layered with sweet cherry and spice. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028. - Monica Larner
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, September 2013
A very fine Boggina with blackberries, meat, and blood. Full body with super intense fine tannins and citrusy acidity. Tangy and beautiful. Pure sangiovese. Try the amphoria bottling to really blow your mind. Drink now.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2014
Good full red. Knockout nose combines ripe red cherry, dried flowers, licorice and marzipan. Juicy, pure and delineated, with bright acidity giving cut and penetration to the red cherry, raspberry, vanilla and floral... Good full red. Knockout nose combines ripe red cherry, dried flowers, licorice and marzipan. Juicy, pure and delineated, with bright acidity giving cut and penetration to the red cherry, raspberry, vanilla and floral flavors. Already delicious and approachable today, but it would be a shame not to be able to follow this wine for at least a few years in bottle. Finishes very long, with fine-grained tannins and building sweetness. - Ian D'Agata
AG 93
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, August 2013
The 2011 Boggina (Sangiovese) jumps from the glass with an enticing melange of dark raspberries, pomegranates, licorice, menthol, smoke and melted road tar. This powerful, structured Sangiovese finishes with substantial... The 2011 Boggina (Sangiovese) jumps from the glass with an enticing melange of dark raspberries, pomegranates, licorice, menthol, smoke and melted road tar. This powerful, structured Sangiovese finishes with substantial depth. At the same time, there is no excess weight or heaviness. The style is decidedly full-bodied and brooding, but it works. Tasting the regular Boggina next to the Anfora version, it pretty clear that the normal (non-amphora) version is more interesting and distinctive.
WS 90
Wine Spectator, April 2014
Brooding and smoky, sporting cherry, plum, spice and char flavors. Smooth in texture, with a layer of tannins emerging on the finish. A bit dry, pushing the sweet fruit to the fore. Sangiovese. Best from 2015 through... Brooding and smoky, sporting cherry, plum, spice and char flavors. Smooth in texture, with a layer of tannins emerging on the finish. A bit dry, pushing the sweet fruit to the fore. Sangiovese. Best from 2015 through 2024. 100 cases imported. –BS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2011
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Label

The vineyard that produces Petrolo ‘Boggina’ was planted in 1952 and it's still the best Sangiovese vineyard of Petrolo. This vineyard was selected by Giulio Gambelli in 1988 for the production of ‘Il Torrione’. Only a small portion of that production merits inclusion in ‘Boggina’. It is a Sangiovese for special occasions.

Winery

Petrolo

Petrolo winery is owned by 4 generations by the Bazzocchi-Sanjust family. The estate extends over 109 acres, 825 to 1,500 feet above sea level, in an area known for prestigious wines since the Renaissance.

The vineyards are set in Val d'Arno Superiore, among the hills of the "Chianti Colli Aretini," bordering southeastern Chianti Classico. The somewhat loosely packed soil features layers of claystone, shale and limestone.

Petrolo aims to produce wines with character and terroir from Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, with 5,500 plants per hectare, production has been reduced to less than 8,000 cases in order to maximize quality. Hand-harvested and fermented in individual lots using native yeasts, the bulk of production is aged in French barriques, though they do employ the use of large oak casks.

Petrolo produces six dry wines and a Vin Santo, but is best known for the 100% Merlot, Galatrona, and the Cabernet-based Il Torrione.