Massimo Piccin lives the dream of giving Bordeaux wines from Bolgheri a new expression and producing wines that combine strength, elegance and longevity. And so the Sapaio offers its full, vital and tannin-rich character magnificently and takes a lot of time for the finish. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot.
96 Points - James Suckling This is so vivid and polished on the nose, showing blackcurrant, blueberry and lavender aromas that follow through to a full body, firm and very silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot. Needs two or three years to start coming together, but already gorgeous to taste.
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 2016 Sapaio shows abundant dark chocolate and spice all balanced out by the rich sweetness of the fruit. Blackberry, plum and dark currant emerge from the bouquet. The harvest required that much of the fruit for this wine come from vineyards in Bibbona (outside the Bolgheri appellation), and that's why this wine is classified as a Toscana IGT. The results are well-balanced, fragrant and absolutely seamless. Some 20,000 bottles were made.
94 Points - Wine Spectator Bright, bursting with aromas and flavors of black cherry, black currant, iron and pencil shavings, this is athletic and focused, featuring compact, dusty tannins and a long, detailed finish. Displays Cabernet character combined with the tension and vibrancy of the 2016 vintage. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2035.