2018 Podere Sapaio 'Volpolo' Tuscany

$26.95 $40.00 (-33%)
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This full-bodied Super-Tuscan supreme is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and Petit Verdot making up the balance. And oh, what a balance! The bouquet is a field of blueberries and dahlia with cedar and sage. The palate is dense with cherry, black currant and roasted coffee framed in tightly grained tannins. Solid value for solid flavor, this Italian beauty is a high-value dreamboat.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
Carlo Ferrini
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
14 Months
Oak Treatment:
French oak barrels
Appellation:
Tuscany
Sub-Appellation:
Bolgheri
Total Varietal Composition %:
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1045165
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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James Suckling

Complex aromas of currants, plums, sweet tobacco and cedar follow through to a medium to full body. Round and fruity with tension and brightness. Citrus undertone. From organically grown grapes. Needs a good two or three years to come together.

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Wine Advocate

The 2018 Bolgheri Rosso Volpolo is an organic blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 15% Petit Verdot aged in barrique for 14 months. This vintage saw cool temperatures in the spring and warmed up considerably toward the end of the ripening season. This Tuscan blend reveals dark fruit and cherry with mild spice and tobacco. There is a nice informality to this wine, something you might pair with a plate of polpette (meatballs) in tomato sauce, and although the palate shows moderate intensity and length, this vintage delivers an accessible and easy-drinking treat from the coast of Tuscany. About 73,500 bottles were released.

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Decanter

Sapaio is a blend based on Cabernet Sauvignon with 15% Merlot and 15% Petit Verdot. Its muscular reputation put it in danger in 2017, however it shows a better balance than usual considering the vintage conditions. Crimson in colour, it is restrained on the nose with youthful, almost estery fruit, elegant, vinous and balsamic. The tight yet ripe palate displays grainy tannins and integrated acidity. The toasty finish completes a very good picture indeed in 2017.