• "Volpolo" Rosso Bolgheri DOC 2017

      “Volpolo” Rosso Bolgheri DOC 2017

      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 the taste with silky tannins and of restrained refinement. A typical representative of the Tuscan noble region with an excellent price-performance ratio. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2016 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Doctor Wine:91 points
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 14 months barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09902317 ·  0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Sapaio" Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2015

      “Sapaio” Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2015

      Massimo Piccin lives the dream of giving Bordeaux wines from Bolgheri a new expression and producing wines that combine strength, elegance and longevity. And so the Sapaio offers its full, vital and tannin-rich character magnificently and takes a lot of time for the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This wine was previously part of the Bolgheri Superiore appellation but is classified as an IGT Toscana wine in this vintage. The 2015 Sapaio represents a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Franc that ages in French oak for 16 months. The wine is dark and luscious with a thick and rich quality of dark fruit. Purple plum, blackberry and cherry emerge with fragrant intensity. The wine boats a beautiful texture that is soft and powerful at once. Give it a year or two to rest and relax in the bottle. The personality is still nervous and vinous at this young stage in its life." Robert Parker

      "So much fresh pressed violet and blackberry character as well as iodine, quartz, slate and tile. Full body, grippy yet linear and polished tannins, fine acidity and a long, minerally finish. So refined." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,10 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,94 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 54 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,79
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      44,90 €
    • "Sapaio" Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2016

      “Sapaio” Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2016

      Massimo Piccin lives the dream of giving Bordeaux wines from Bolgheri a new expression and producing wines that combine strength, elegance and longevity. And so the Sapaio offers its full, vital and tannin-rich character and takes a lot of time for the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2016 Sapaio shows abundant dark chocolate and spice all balanced out by the rich sweetness of the fruit. Blackberry, plum and dark currant emerge from the bouquet. The harvest required that much of the fruit for this wine come from vineyards in Bibbona (outside the Bolgheri appellation), and that's why this wine is classified as a Toscana IGT. The results are well-balanced, fragrant and absolutely seamless." Robert Parker

      "This is so vivid and polished on the nose, showing blackcurrant, blueberry and lavender aromas that follow through to a full body, firm and very silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot. Needs two or three years to start coming together, but already gorgeous to taste." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Luca Maroni:96 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • James Suckling:96-97 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,10 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,94 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 54 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,79
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

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      56,90 €
    • "Sapaio" Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2016 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Sapaio” Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2016 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Massimo Piccin lives the dream of giving Bordeaux wines from Bolgheri a new expression and producing wines that combine strength, elegance and longevity. And so the Sapaio offers its full, vital and tannin-rich character and takes a lot of time for the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2016 Sapaio shows abundant dark chocolate and spice all balanced out by the rich sweetness of the fruit. Blackberry, plum and dark currant emerge from the bouquet. The harvest required that much of the fruit for this wine come from vineyards in Bibbona (outside the Bolgheri appellation), and that's why this wine is classified as a Toscana IGT. The results are well-balanced, fragrant and absolutely seamless." Robert Parker

      "This is so vivid and polished on the nose, showing blackcurrant, blueberry and lavender aromas that follow through to a full body, firm and very silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot. Needs two or three years to start coming together, but already gorgeous to taste." James Suckling

       

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Luca Maroni:96 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • James Suckling:96-97 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,10 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,94 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 54 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,79
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2037+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09902416 · 1,5 l · 86,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping10 units available

      129,90 €
    • "Sapaio" Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2015 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Sapaio” Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2015 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Massimo Piccin lives the dream of giving Bordeaux wines from Bolgheri a new expression and producing wines that combine strength, elegance and longevity. And so the Sapaio offers its full, vital and tannin-rich character and takes a lot of time for the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Much of the fruit used here comes from vineyards in Bibbona (not Bolgheri). The 2015 Sapaio is a little understated compared to the 2016 edition of this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. This expression offers dark fruit and rich texture. The approach offered here shows lots of density paired with slightly more measured depth." Robert Parker

      "So much fresh pressed violet and blackberry character as well as iodine, quartz, slate and tile. Full body, grippy yet linear and polished tannins, fine acidity and a long, minerally finish. So refined." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months in barriques,
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,10 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,94 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 54 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,79
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      09902215 · 4,5 l · 62,09 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping3 units available

      279,40 €
    About the winemakers
    Podere Sapaio
    Tuscany | 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