Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso_Pix.Wine_7.21.22
The Pix.Wine publication recently posted about Standouts from the 2022 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen which was in mid-June. They note that in a seminar led by Ray Isle, called the Judgement of Aspen-Great Cabernets From Around the World, the Le Macchiole “Paleo Rosso” Cabernet Franc 2016 is “One of the greatest expressions of Cabernet Franc in the world.”
Bolgheri DOC Superiore
Ornellaia is the estate’s “Grand Vin”, with exceptional balance, power, elegance, and great aging potential. It faithfully reflects, in every vintage, its nature, site, and distinctive Mediterranean personality.
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.