Spicy Sangiovese – Wine & Spirits Magazine

Spicy Sangiovese


Petrolo’s Bòggina vineyard
(Courtesy of Petrolo)

Luca Sanjust’s grandfather, Gastone Bazzochi, first planted the Bòggina vineyard in 1947. Over the years, it has been replanted by using massale selection of the original clones. Sanjust makes two pure sangiovese wines from its vines; in the 2019 vintage, the oak-aged Bòggina C (for classico) has a slight edge over amphora-aged Bòggina A, its vibrant cherry and raspberry flavors amplified by notes of smoke and warm spice. Rich, long and lush, it is beautifully balanced and energetic, the finish lingering on those lively spice notes. 

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Petrolo 2019 Val d’Arno di Sopra Bòggina C

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is the Italian wine editor at Wine & Spirits magazine.


This story appears in the print issue of December 2021.
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