Volpolo

Podere Sapaio

Pronunciation
vah-l-polo
Year
Current Vintage
Type
Red
Winery
Podere Sapaio
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Carlo Ferrini

Overview

The philosophy of Podere Sapaio is to experiment and innovate: searching for new expressions of Bordeaux vines in Bolgheri, to produce wines that are strong, elegant and long lasting at the same time. The name Valpolo comes from an ancient Tuscany vine. It was purposely chosen to exalt the local origins of the product beginning with its name. The crown on the trademark for the Podere Valpolo is a tribute to the nobility of the wines and the land, which are always respected in the work that is carried out in the vineyard and in the cellar. Originally an IGT Tuscany in 2003, since 2004 Volpolo is classified as Bolgheri Rosso DOC.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot
Vinification
Controlled temperature in steel vats, with long seeping on the skins
Aging
14 months in French oak barriques and 6 months in bottles
Alcohol
14.5 %
| Appearance
Ruby red
| Aroma
Currant, prune and spices on the nose.
| Taste
Full body with plenty of ripe fruit, silky tannins. Long and rich finish
| Serving Suggestions
Porterhouse, elk and lamb rack

Volpolo

Suggested Retail:
$42.00
CSPC#:
735999
Available Sizes:
750ml
1500ml
Bottles Per Case:
12

Reviews

Wine Spectator - James Suckling - 91 points

Lots of currant, prune and spices on the nose lead to a full body, with plenty of ripe fruit and silky tannins. The finish is long and rich. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best after 2011.

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - 92 points

Volpolo 2010 - Offers a well of black cherry, black currant and plum fruit, suffused with accents of sandalwood and baking spices. Balanced and light-footed, with a long aftertaste of fruit and spice. A modern, harmonious style. Drink now through 2020.