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Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso 2008

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

An attractive red, with berry and meaty aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with chewy tannins and a medium finish. Very good, but lacks some depth of fruit and complexity. Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah and Sangiovese. Drink now.

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Le Macchiole:
A beacon of fine wine production in Bolgheri, today recognized as one of Italy’s most important wine regions, the history of Le Macchiole began in 1983 when Eugenio Campolmi, a native Bolgherese, purchased his first vineyard. Together with his wife, Cinzia Merli, Eugenio began his pursuit, based on the philosophy of experimentation, planting many different varietals (Sangiovese, Merlot,... Read more
A beacon of fine wine production in Bolgheri, today recognized as one of Italy’s most important wine regions, the history of Le Macchiole began in 1983 when Eugenio Campolmi, a native Bolgherese, purchased his first vineyard. Together with his wife, Cinzia Merli, Eugenio began his pursuit, based on the philosophy of experimentation, planting many different varietals (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah…) to discover those best adapted to the microclimate and particular soil of this region along the Etruscan coast, nestled between the Bolgheri hills and the sea. Beginning with just a few hectares, little by little the estate grew, the winery was built, and in 1991, winemaker Luca d’Attoma joined Le Macchiole, sharing a common goal: to produce an original, perhaps unexpected, wine capable of expressing and celebrating the characteristics of the territory. The winery focused on achieving the purest expression of individual varieties, such as Cabernet Franc and Syrah, atypical at the time in an area predominantly known for its Bordeaux style blends. With its distinct wines and unprecedented quality, Le Macchiole soon joined Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Guado al Tasso as one of the most prestigious estates in Bolgheri. Following Eugenio’s death in 2002, Cinzia took over the reins, moving forward with passion and dedication. Working closely with a carefully selected team in the winery and the vineyards, Le Macchiole has always been at the forefront of innovation, applying methods including extremely low yields, high density planting, specially designed cement fermentation tanks in the cellar, and since 2002, the implementation of organic farming practices, with the sole objective of strengthening the vine. The winery continues to produce what are internationally recognized as some of Tuscany’s finest wines, confirmed by the numerous accolades received in Italy and abroad, including the Wine Spectator’s prestigious 100-point score a few years ago for the 2004 Messorio. Today Le Macchiole produces 5 wines: Paleo Rosso (Cabernet Franc), Messorio (Merlot), Scrio (Syrah), Bolgheri Rosso (Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah) and Paleo Bianco (Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc), each with its own personality, an expression of the soil and result of the respect given to the vineyard. “It is essential to first find balance in the vineyard, only then can we find balance in the wine.” – Cinzia Merli Source: http://vinconnect.com/wineries/le-macchiole/ Read less
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External Reviews for Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

An attractive red, with berry and meaty aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with chewy tannins and a medium finish. Very good, but lacks some depth of fruit and complexity. Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah and Sangiovese. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Blackberry, flowers and hints of toasty oak on the nose follow through to a full body, with soft yet chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs time to mellow. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and Syrah. Best after 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2006 Bolgheri Rosso (Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, Sangiovese) opens with fragrant, inviting aromatics that lead to a sweet core of expansive dark fruit. This juicy, soft-textured wine offers terrific drinking at this level. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2007 Bolgheri Rosso (50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet, 15% Syrah, and 5% Sangiovese) is especially successful. This sexy red flows from the glass with generous dark fruit, sweet herbs and French oak. Medium to full in body, this glorious, ripe wine bodes extremely well for the estate's top bottlings. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Hidden behind aromas of cedar and toasty oak, this blend of merlot with sangiovese and cabernet franc needs time to come together. It unwinds with air, with plum and spicy blueberry flavors edged by tannin. The finish is firm, with a lasting meaty savor. Give it five years in the cellar and then decant for a seared filet of beef.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

Le Macchiole's 2008 Bolgheri Rosso is a gorgeous wine. Ripe dark fruit melds into flowers, smoke, licorice, tar and minerals as this fresh, vinous red opens up in the glass. There is a wonderful purity and sheer density to the fruit that caresses the palate all the way through to the round, engaging finish. This is one of the more important vintages of the Bolgheri Rosso I can remember. Simply put, it is terrific. The Rosso is made from the estate's second selection of vineyards. The quality of the 2008 augurs extremely well for the estate's higher-end bottlings. ** Only 12 in Stock **


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Berry and hints of herbs on the nose lead to a medium body, with currant and berries. Fresh finish. Chewy. Give this some time.


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