• "Volpolo" Rosso Bolgheri DOC 2018 (BIO) <br>MAGNUM

      “Volpolo” Rosso Bolgheri DOC 2018 (BIO) · MAGNUM

      Volpolo is the highly elegant second wine of the up-and-coming Bolgheri winery Podere Sapaio. In the fragrance spicy notes, full, long and intense taste with silky tannin and restrained refinement. A typical representative of the Tuscan noble region with an excellent value. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This vintage saw cool temperatures in the spring and warmed up considerably toward the end of the ripening season. This Tuscan blend reveals dark fruit and cherry with mild spice and tobacco. There is a nice informality to this wine, something you might pair with a plate of polpette (meatballs) in tomato sauce, and although the palate shows moderate intensity and length, this vintage delivers an accessible and easy-drinking treat from the coast of Tuscany." Robert Parker

      "Complex aromas of currants, plums, sweet tobacco and cedar follow through to a medium to full body. Round and fruity with tension and brightness. Citrus undertone. From organically grown grapes. Needs a good two or three years to come together." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Luca Maroni:94 points
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 14 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-007
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09902518 · 1,5 l · 31,93 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping7 units available

      47,90 €
    About the winemakersPodere SapaioTuscany | Bolgheri
    Podere Sapaio

    Podere Sapaio occupies a prominent position among the approximately 50 wineries in the Bolgheri region. The young, 40 hectare, picturesquely situated winery, founded by Massimo Piccin just before the turn of the millennium, stretches over the municipalities of Bibbona and Castagneto Carducci. Together with his qualified staff and under the oenological advice of Carlo Ferrini, the owner quickly succeeded in becoming a stylistic model for the wines of this region thanks to his interpretive skills. The winery caused a worldwide sensation when it was able to outdo well-known winegrowers such as Ornellaia at a blind tasting with its inexpensive second wine Volpolo.

    The Podere Sapaio vineyard portfolio includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, three typical varieties from the Bordelais, which have contributed significantly to the reputation of Bolgheri wines. It also contains other types of grapes in small quantities. The fruit is harvested as gently as possible in the plots and then processed very conscientiously in the cellar. The cultivated areas are on quaternary deposits and range from soils of loose coarse-grained sand deposits to alluvial soils with calcareous subsoils that allow the water to drain off well. In addition to the vineyards, there are several hectares of olive groves where Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino trees grow.

    The assortment of the house contains only two wines produced in a modern style. The drops are elegant, long-lasting and expressive and have gained in depth and character over the years. They skilfully combine the finesse of Bordeaux with the typical West Tuscan terroir. Piccin gave his two cuvées the names Sapaio and Volpolo. The flagship of the area, the Sapaio, is very often accompanied by the wine guideGambero Rosso. "Three glasses" crowned. The landowner chose both names, by the way, in accordance with the old Tuscan grape varieties Sapaia and Volpola, in order to emphasize the domestic origin of his products. The wines of the small bottle battery show much ripe fruit and are matured at least 14 months in barriques. The crown that characterises the overall appearance of Podere Sapaio is a tribute to the nobility of the wine and the high quality of the area. The symbol is also a tribute to the meticulous work carried out in the vineyards and winery. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Like many others who invested in viticulture, Massino Piccin has changed his life fundamentally and dedicates himself full-time to his Podere Sapaio. It all began in 1999, in a beautiful forty-hectare estate, 25 of which were planted with typical local varieties. The soils of the vineyards are sandy and calcareous, stylistically they follow the modern path, punctual and precise in their extract and in an ever more harmonious relationship with the wood used for ageing."Gambero Rosso 2015

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1999
    • Owner: Massimo Piccin
    • Oenologist: Carlo Ferrini
    • Annual production: approx. 75,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 25 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation