Vinous Media’s Antonio Galloni gives high praise to Le Macchiole’s 2009 Cabernet Franc Paleo Rosso in a recent publication. Galloni expresses that Paleo Rosso is often obscured by Le Macchiole’s Syrah Scrio and Merlot Messorio, however in recent tastings things have changed. Paleo Rosso has now distinguished itself as perhaps the estate’s most fascinating wine. Cabernet Franc is a flexible grape that is capable of many expressions and on the Tuscan Coast the result is a magically fresh, nuanced, and super-expressive wine.
To read more about Galloni’s vertical tasting of Paleo Rosso and Cabernet Franc in Tuscany, read the full article HERE.
Paleo Rosso has been called Italy's landmark expression of Cabernet Franc. This grape variety is growing internationally as a distinct bottling, but Bolgheri has proven to be the single best place in the world to do so. The Mediterranean climate and surroundings result in a wine of extraordinarily expressive, sensual, and textural fruits and savory spices.
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.