Podere Sapaio

It was 1999: Massimo Piccin was working in Vittorio Veneto as an engineer in the family construction company when he decided to follow his great passion that he has always carried, a love of gastronomy and wine. At the root of his love there was a strong determination and a respect for the earth and its surrounding environment.

The first step, was the search for a potential estate which led him to Bolgheri, in Tuscany. The property acquired was until then a small, sharecropping farm, mainly cultivated on arable lands, with few rows of vines. A friend of the family put Massimo in contact with the oenologist, Carlo Ferrini. An academic of vines and wines, Ferrini is without a doubt one of the most esteemed oenologists and wine consultants in Italy.

Initially there were only 8 hectares of vines. Ferrini advised to extend the surface area of vineyards, and from 2002 to 2004, the property grew to the current count of 25 hectares: 16 hectares in Bolgheri and 9 hectares in nearby Bibbona. The plots of land extend over quaternary and flood deposits and consist of course sandy beds and draining calcareous soils.

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