of the Bolgheri area Italy
The estate Podere Sapaio was founded in 1999. Its 40 hectares are spread between the Councils of Castegneto Carducci Toscana Italy
PODERE SAPAIO – Toscana – Italy
A new interpreter of the Bolgheri area
The estate Podere Sapaio was founded in 1999. Its 40 hectares are spread between the Councils of Castegneto Carducci and Bibbona.
Grape varieties of bordeaux origin – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot -, wich in the last fifty years have imposed themselves in the aera, are grown in lands of quaternary deposits.
Other grape varieties are present in small quantities. There are also some hectars of land, wich are part of the estate, where Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino cultivars of oliv trees are grown.
Podere Sapaio has an experimental and innovational philosophy : it aims at serching new expressions of Bordeaux grape varieties in the Bolgheri area, with the final goal of producing wines wich put together power, elegance and longevity.
The two wines of the estate, Volpolo and Sapaio, are produced under the precious consultancy of Carlo Ferrini, enologist of international fame.
Both such wines are a blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon and other grape varieties but, resulting from different selections of grapes, wich are ripen in different vineyards, they interpret the charactristics ofthe year in two different ways.
The names Sapaio and volpolo derive from the names of two ancient tuscan grape varieties.
They have been chosen to emphasise, strating with their appellatives, the local features of the products.
The crown, which is the logo of Podere Sapaio, pays homage to the nobily of the wine and the territory, a nobily fully respected by the job carried out both in the vineyard and the cellar.
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