2019 Podere Sapaio Valpolo
2019 Podere Sapaio Valpolo 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. ~93+ Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Shining with the sensory richness of cherries, sour cherries, raspberries and blackcurrants blended with walnut husk and wild violet. Full bodied, soft tannins of good workmanship and an enveloping finale with good substance and material. Drink now or hold.” – 94/100, Raffaele Vecchione – WinesCritic.com
Volpolo Sapaio is a fraction of the cost of the super Tuscan wines from neighboring vineyards, this is truly a real deal steal. Parker’s WA call this a great vintage for Sapaio’s Valpolo. The wine has been on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Twice in the last five years. The 2018 won Tre Biccheri from Gamberro Rosso competing against other Super Tuscans that are are in the $200 a bottle plus price range. This is one of the great Cabernet based values you will find on the planet today, period!
Podere Sapaio was founded for wine production in the late 90s after Massimo Piccin convinced his father to invest and purchase parcels of land in Tuscany’s Bolgheri region to solely plant Bordeaux varietals. Today, this iconic winery is located among the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot vineyards planted on any terroir. We are talking icons like Sassicia and Ornelaia share the same terroir in Bolgheri. With a spirit of constant innovation and experimentation, Podere Sapaio delivers with this wine of incredible complexity, character, and longevity. Ensuring the success of his wines, Massimo hired top Tuscan consulting enologist Carlo Ferrini to supervise production in both the vineyards and the winery. Ferrini consults for a number of Tuscan greats including Casanova di Neri, Brancaia, Sette Ponti, and Petrolo!
The 2019 Podere Sapaio Valpolo is true Super Tuscan, from the heart of Super Tuscan country, Bolgheri and neighbors Sassicaia the most famous of all Super Tuscans. The wine is predominantly Cabernet with a little Merlot and Petit Verdot. Parker’s WA comments, “I recommend buying this great value wine by the case, not by the bottle.”