When I think of Bòggina a small painting of Paul Klee and its description made by Walter Benjamin’s in his masterpiece-book “Angelus Novus” comes to my mind…
…“There is a painting by Klee … It shows an angel who seems about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating… His face is turned toward the past… But a storm is blowing from Paradise …The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned…”
Here’s Bòggina, a wine turned towards the past (the secular Tuscan tradition in its most beautiful areas vocated to our Sangiovese…) but at the same time a wine pushed inexorably toward the future… (because of the painstaking care we now put, unlike the past, in the slightest details of all processes, in the cellar and in the vineyards).
Val d’ Arno di Sopra DOC – Vigna Bòggina, Sangiovese
Estate produced and bottled
First year of production
around 5.000 bottles
Manual harvest in crates. Grape selection with sorting table. Natural vinification with native yeasts in glazed concrete vats. Soft and frequent manual pumping overs.
Spontaneous malo-lactic fermentation in wood. For about 16/18 months in rigorously selected French oak 22 Hl barrels and 7 Hl tonneaux.
A historic vineyard for the winery, it was planted in 1947 by Gastone Bazzocchi, grandfather of the current owners. Part of it, is selected for the production of the namesake wine Bòggina C, the rest it’s used for the Torrione. Bòggina is planted with Sangiovese vines and over the years it has been replanted following a strict massal selection of the original clones.