Podere Sapaio “Volpolo” Bolgheri Rosso 2019


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Alcohol: 14.5%

Grape(s)70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot 

Localization: Bolgheri,Tuscany, Italy

Tasting Notes: The oak aging contributes aromas of cedar and sandalwood which are met with notes of black currant, blueberry, black peppercorn, tobacco and ash on the fairly full-bodied and concentrated palate. There is some decent structure here with dusty and slightly chewy tannins, yet the wine still feels polished and balanced thanks to its juicy acidity. We recommend pairing with something rich and tannin-taming like a peppercorn-rubbed porterhouse steak!

Notes93+ Points! The organic Podere Sapaio 2019 Bolgheri Rosso Volpolo is a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller parts Merlot and Petit Verdot. This vintage shows nice freshness and brightness and a good dose of extra fruit weight and concentration. The bouquet is clean and precise with dark cherry, blackcurrant, and plum. The fruit is neatly framed by spice and sweet tobacco. This is a great vintage of the Tuscan-souled Volpolo. - Monica Larner, robertparker.com

The Domain: Massimo Piccin founded Podere Sapaio in Bolgheri near the coast of Tuscany in 1999, and today, the estate covers 62 acres under vine which are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

While Massimo only produces two wines, they actually start out as 25 different wines considering he vinifies and ages each varietal from individual plots separately before he puts the final blends together. Without any formal winemaking education, Massimo has earned quite a reputation for producing excellent, consistent, Tre Bicchieri-winning wines and is equally admired for his dedication to responsibly farming his vineyards organically.