Decanter’s Aldo Fiordelli reports the 2016 vintage in Bolgheri is one of the best ever due to near perfect growing conditions that produced beautifully plump clusters containing strong aromatics and a natural sweetness. The vintages reviewed additionally highlight a great homogeneity in balance and elegance, putting 2016 in the lead as a defining vintage. Ornellaia, Masseto, and Le Macchiole were named top among the vintages. Read more HERE.
Le Macchiole can best be defined as the “Boutique Bolgheri.” The winery is known for its spectacular single-varietal wines, and their signature grape varieties are Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc and work is always conducted with the priority being "the expression of the land." The winery continues to evolve in both the vineyards and in the cellar to allow the soil characteristics from this estate property to be the defining identity in the wines.
Ornellaia has established itself as one of the most iconic producers in Italy (and beyond). The estate is dedicated to producing charming and opulent wines, full of Mediterranean character and finesse, reflecting the estate's unique terroir in Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast.
Masseto is one of the world's iconic wines. Coveted by international collectors and fine wine connoisseurs across the globe, Masseto constantly receives the highest accolades from the most prestigious wine critics in the world, and is a fixture in the international fine wine trade indexes.