• "Volpolo" Rosso Bolgheri DOC 2019 (BIO)

      “Volpolo” Rosso Bolgheri DOC 2019 (BIO)

      Volpolo is the highly elegant second wine of the up-and-coming Bolgheri winery Podere Sapaio. Spicy notes on the nose, full, long and intense taste with silky tannins and restrained refinement. A more than respectable representative of the Tuscan noble region with an excellent value. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A delicious, juicy red with currant and berry character. Some sage undertones. Medium-bodied with medium, round tannins and a fruity finish." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: biological
      • 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: 2027+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-007
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      09902319 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Volpolo" Rosso Bolgheri DOC 2019 (BIO) <br>MAGNUM

      “Volpolo” Rosso Bolgheri DOC 2019 (BIO) · MAGNUM

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

      "A delicious, juicy red with currant and berry character. Some sage undertones. Medium-bodied with medium, round tannins and a fruity finish." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: biological
      • 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: 2029+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-007
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      09902519 · 1,5 l · 31,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping4 units available

      46,90 €
    • "Sapaio" Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 (BIO)

      “Sapaio” Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 (BIO)

      Massimo Piccin lives the dream of giving new expression to Bordeaux grapes from Bolgheri and producing wines that combine power, elegance and longevity. And so the Sapaio magnificently offers its full, vital and tannin-rich style and takes a lot of time for the finish. Once again, part of the grapes come from Bibbona, i.e. outside the Bolgheri DOC, so that this great wine is only allowed to bear the label Toscana IGT. Truly no reason to mope ...

      Beautiful, animating bouquet of blackcurrants, blueberries, lavender and a delicate hint of chocolate. Firm, full-bodied, multi-layered on the palate with an attractive extract sweetness, finely woven but definitely present tannin and a resting, seamless substance that leaves nothing to be desired until the long and tasty finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Currants, crushed berries and violets on the nose and the palate. It's full-bodied with chewy tannins that are polished and very pretty. Extremely long and flavorful. Slightly austere." James Suckling

      "A concentrated, muscular style, this features dusty black currant, black cherry, plum, rosemary and iron aromas and flavors. Firms up as the finish plays out, with lively acidity and a complex aftertaste." Wine Spectator

      "This is his top-end wine, and this latest vintage opens to a dark appearance with bright ruby and garnet that shines from deep within. The bouquet is piled high with blackberry, dried cherry, tar, leather and spice. The wine offers thick concentration, and that richness extends warmly to the palate in this hot and dry vintage. The tannins are a little too dry at this young stage, and I suggest holding onto this bottle for an extra year or two." Robert Parker

      "Its muscular reputation put it in danger in 2017, however it shows a better balance than usual considering the vintage conditions. Crimson in colour, it is restrained on the nose with youthful, almost estery fruit, elegant, vinous and balsamic. The tight yet ripe palate displays grainy tannins and integrated acidity. The toasty finish completes a very good picture indeed in 2017." Decanter

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Luca Maroni:96 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Decanter :94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,90 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,88 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,45 g/l
      • Sulfite: 59 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,65
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-007
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      09902117 · 0,75 l · 73,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      54,90 €
    • "Sapaio" Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 (BIO) <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Sapaio” Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 (BIO) · MAGNUM in OWC

      Massimo Piccin lives the dream of giving new expression to Bordeaux grapes from Bolgheri and producing wines that combine power, elegance and longevity. And so the Sapaio magnificently offers its full, vital and tannin-rich style and takes a lot of time for the finish. Once again, part of the grapes come from Bibbona, i.e. outside the Bolgheri DOC, so that this great wine is only allowed to bear the label Toscana IGT. Truly no reason to mope ...

      Beautiful, animating bouquet of blackcurrants, blueberries, lavender and a delicate hint of chocolate. Firm, full-bodied, multi-layered on the palate with an attractive extract sweetness, finely woven but definitely present tannin and a resting, seamless substance that leaves nothing to be desired until the long and tasty finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Currants, crushed berries and violets on the nose and the palate. It's full-bodied with chewy tannins that are polished and very pretty. Extremely long and flavorful. Slightly austere." James Suckling

      "A concentrated, muscular style, this features dusty black currant, black cherry, plum, rosemary and iron aromas and flavors. Firms up as the finish plays out, with lively acidity and a complex aftertaste." Wine Spectator

      "This is his top-end wine, and this latest vintage opens to a dark appearance with bright ruby and garnet that shines from deep within. The bouquet is piled high with blackberry, dried cherry, tar, leather and spice. The wine offers thick concentration, and that richness extends warmly to the palate in this hot and dry vintage. The tannins are a little too dry at this young stage, and I suggest holding onto this bottle for an extra year or two." Robert Parker

      "Its muscular reputation put it in danger in 2017, however it shows a better balance than usual considering the vintage conditions. Crimson in colour, it is restrained on the nose with youthful, almost estery fruit, elegant, vinous and balsamic. The tight yet ripe palate displays grainy tannins and integrated acidity. The toasty finish completes a very good picture indeed in 2017." Decanter

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Luca Maroni:96 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Decanter :94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,90 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,88 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,45 g/l
      • Sulfite: 59 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,65
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-007
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      09902417 · 1,5 l · 89,93 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping10 units available

      134,90 €
    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