Bòggina B

Bòggina B (Bianco) is produced from Tuscan grapes of Trebbiano, selected in Valdarno and planted in the ‘70s. The wine is made because we want to show the exceptional conditions we have at Petrolo and in Valdarno to produce a pure white Trebbiano wine of great quality as was known here since humanism. There are still to date documents from ‘300 confirming how flavourful it was a Trebbiano coming from a parcel of land of Petrolo called “Spedale”. This parcel, owned by the Papal State at the times, was known to make an expensive but exquisite wine, that was sent exclusively to Rome.

Denomination
IGT Toscana Trebbiano

First Vintage
2014

Grapes
100% Trebbiano

Production
500 bottles and 50 magnums

Description


Bòggina B (Bianco) is produced from Tuscan grapes of Trebbiano, selected in Valdarno and planted in the ‘70s at Petrolo in the “Poggio”vineyard and recently replanted below the “Bòggina” vineyard using the same original clones.

The wine is made because we want to show the exceptional conditions we have at Petrolo and in Valdarno to produce a pure white Trebbiano wine of great quality as was known here since humanism. There are still to date documents from ‘300 confirming how flavourful it was a Trebbiano coming from a parcel of land of Petrolo called “Spedale”. This parcel, owned by the Papal State at the times, was known to make an expensive but exquisite wine, that was sent exclusively to Rome.

Bòggina B was born also from my encounter with Lucien Le Moine (Mounir Souma) great producer in Burgundy, who has inspired us, guided us and shared with us precious advise during the different phases of production, both in vineyard and in the cellar, under the careful guidance of our consultant enologist Carlo Ferrini, assisted by our in-house enologist Simone Cuccoli.
Vinification of Bòggina B is carried out in French oak barriques and tonneaux specially made for us and selected from Lucien Le Moine. The wine is left “sur lies” for all its aging period of over 2 years.

We are convinced that working as we are used to, here at Petrolo, with gentle hands and kindness of heart, it’s possible to make a pure Trebbiano able to compete with the great white wines of Italy and across the world. This is our hope and desire.

Bòggina B’s first year of production was 2014. This vintage sustained the campaign to promote safe humanitarian corridors to Italy, realized by the charity “Comunità di Sant’Egidio”, under the “Wine For Life” project. Each bottle sold and 20 Magnums, matched to a unique and exclusive case, hand painted by artist Sabina Mirri, helped sustaining the above mentioned project.

Petrolo Bòggina – The Label


We at Petrolo, vine-growers in Vald’Arno di Sopra, disciples of Nepo di Galatrona, by our Eraclitean, dionysian-epicurean-lucretian, hermetic-fician, leonardian neo-platonic and giorgionesc neo-aristotelic tradition, culture and education, romantic and revolutionary, believe that God is in all things and that the earth itself is God; that all is fertile, vital, lush and luscious. That man is linked to heaven through his di-vine element and is in all things and all places and lies at the centre of the ramified, complex construction of animal and vegetable beings: he is the heart of that infinite relationship between all things that is the Universe-World.

We men and women vine-growers racing towards the future and leaping ahead, are moving backwards to original, ancient things. We believe that the revelation of the world’s breath is silence and that only silently standing and listening does nature at times appear to us, occult and enigmatic, like flashes of memory tracing the future for us in di-vine ways vigorous from inside to out; from bottom to top; from future to past. And we believe that wine, a great wine, is the poetic alchemic transformation of nature into culture.

Only with light hands and a kind heart can we bend nature to our emotions, making it more human and more beautiful; like reality imagined in a dream. Wine is nature dreamt by man, thus enhanced by sentiment. A great wine, a magnificent wine is nature transfigured; only at the moment it is drunk does it self-ameliorate and heightens nature itself, arousing desire and nostalgia. All nature lies in wine but wine is not nature alone.

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