Podere Sapaio "Bolgheri Volpolo" 2016 (Tuscany, Italy) -  [JS 94] [WA 93] [WS 92]

Podere Sapaio "Bolgheri Volpolo" 2016
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 94] [WA 93] [WS 92]

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Grapes: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot, 15% Merlot
Yield per Hl/Ha: 60Hl/Ha
Fermentation: In Stainless Steel Tanks, with long maceration on the skins
Aging: Malolactic fermentation in French Oak; then 16 Months in French Oak barriques and Tonneaux, then 4 Months in bottle refinement prior to release
Production: 5,800 Cases

Tasting Notes

An enticing combination of black currant, black cherry, violet, cedar and cigar box flavors highlight. This intense, structured red, which needs some time to resolve the tannins, but this shows ample fruit and balance. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - James Suckling:
"A very fresh and enticing nose of bright blueberries, newly picked blackcurrants, citrus, crushed stones, pressed violets, dried sage, ash and cedar. Full-bodied and ever so tight with firm, polished tannins punctuated by vibrant acidity. Long and taut on the finish. Drink in 2020." - (September 11, 2018)

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"This blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 15% Petit Verdot is a very lively Tuscan red with great intensity, precision and long-lasting flavors. The 2016 Bolgheri Rosso Volpolo is balanced and bright, with notes of blackberry, black olive, sweet spice and cigar box. The wine ages in barrique for 14 months. There is some astringency at this early stage, but the wine should smooth out nicely. Some 90,000 bottles were produced." - Monica Larner (16th May 2019)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"The black cherry and black currant flavors are accented by graphite and tobacco notes, beautifully displayed on the lush texture and backed by a well-integrated structure. Shows terrific balance, complexity and length. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Best from 2020 through 2033. 7,000 cases made." – BS (Nov 30, 2018)