Large producers who make hundreds of thousands of cases a year frequently buy diverse lots of wine on the bulk market for their blends. The smallest, best lots help lift overall quality. We attempt to save or “rescue” these small, high-quality lots by featuring them in our Sarapo blends, typically bottled at only 500 to 900 cases at a time.
Why are these high-quality, small-lot wines on the bulk market? Top-notch producers often have a few barrels of wine remaining after they assemble their final blends — great stuff that just didn't have a place in the final cuvée. Or sometimes when harvest is plentiful, they simply have more wine than they care to bottle for themselves.
We seek out these “extra barrels” and carefully craft Sarapo blends to bring you all the drinking pleasure their original artisan winemakers intended and then some!