With seven labels including Podere Sapaio, the latest fruit of the appellation of origin, Bolgheri conquers all.
““The bird that goes there loses its feathers – so a popular song recounts the Maremma, which until a few years ago evoked grim memories of swamps and malaria. Who would have thought that right here, a wine destined to become a legend would be born.”.”
This is how The Gentleman starts its story on Bolgheri, and its protagonists – primarily from Sassicaia-, that was declared first of the DOC reds, and how a courageous idea has changed the fortunes of an entire region.
It wasn’t until 1944 that the first Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc vines were planted in Maremma, where even Sangiovese could hardly bear fruit, and it was then a matter of decades before it came to be of value.
Fortunately Sassicaia’s reputation grew and it became a real driving force behind the territorial evolution of Bolgheri, which today, with more than 40 wineries, is a land of excellence and experimentation. Podere Sapaio and its red wines (Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc with Petit Verdot) is proud to have claimed 16th place this year, and to be above all, a part of Bolgheri, a veritable jewel and a credit to Italy throughout the world.