Podere Sapaio was born in 1999 thanks to Massimo Piccini’s passion for wine, when it consisted of only 10 hectares of land adjoining an old farmhouse in Castagneto Carducci. The following year, he began his adventure in planting vineyards.
Podere Sapaio now covers an area of 40 hectares, 25 of which are vineyards, producing 70,000 bottles per year. The sea, located less than 10 kilometers away, offers an exceptional climate for grape growing. All of the vineyards were planted between 2000 and 2005 under the supervision of Carlo Ferrini with a density of about 7500 plants per hectare and utilizing wooden trellising. The training is double cordon at 45-50 cm from the ground, allowing the vines to maintain a balance between leaves and fruit.
Respect for the land and a sustainable approach are the two fundamental tenets of Podere Sapaio’s winemaking philosophy. Vineyard work is an expression of uncompromising harmony between man and nature. The two wines Volpolo Bolgheri DOC and Sapaio Bolgheri Superiore are both Cabernet Sauvignon blends. From the harvest to the selection of grape bunches, everything is done strictly by hand. In the cellar, quality of production combines with technical expertise. These techniques aim to emphasize the harmonious play between nature and human beings.
At Podere Sapaio respect for the land translates to a sustainable approach. Innovation and passion are the two fundamental principles of Sapaio’s winemaking philosophy, coupled with careful use of technology, without forgetting the importance of preserving traditions: values not in contrast, but in synergy.
Behind a great wine, there is enormous work done by people who seek only the best with determination and tenacity. At the basis of experimentation and authenticity, two concepts that are strongly related to the winery’s image and which distinguish our entire production, is the conviction that technical innovation must be continuously stimulated and pervaded by a human quality.