Le Macchiole

39 0565 766092 Via Bolgherese, 189
Bolgheri, 57020
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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 Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

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  • America’s first vertical tasting of the fine wines of Podere Sapaio from ... ... Ornellaia, Grattamacco, Le Macchiole, Guado al Tasso, Michele Satta and Angelo Gaja. Bolgheri is a tiny zone, consisting of about 1,200 hectares (about 1,800 acres). The total production of all 50 or so grower/producers is less than 4,000,000 bottles per year. Ma... Read More

    From the article Vertical Wine Tasting is Revelatory

  • Hello! My name is Cheryl. A friend just told me about this site and I have to say I am loving it! I have mainly been a Napa Valley Cab drinker. Recently I have been introduced to Italian wine and have found I really enjoy it. So I am looking for some good suggestions on some Italian reds and any other good reds. Thanks! Read More

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  • Macchiole Paleo Rosso IGT 2007


    Super Super Toscan!Cabernet Franc tastes thin but strong tannin and thick flavor. Read More

    Wine review by mickn

  • . . . and, boy, are my arms tired.I don't know when I first heard the term "Super Tuscan."  I'm guessing that it was 10-12 years ago.  I really did not know what it meant--me being very focussed on my California world.I did, of course, learn that a Super Tuscan was a wine that was made from grapes that were outside the Tuscany tradition--specifi... Read More

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  • Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso 2006


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    Wine review by Barberesco

  • Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso 2010


    Very good texture with strong aroma of fruit and wood Read More

    Wine review by eikm

  • This week, the online gourmet food and wine retailer Gilt Taste launches a ... allotment of 3L bottles of Le Macchiole Messorio, a cult wine that often draws comparisons to the classics of Bordeaux’s Pomerol region, including Château Pétrus and Vieux-Château-Certan. Messorio production never exceeds 750 cases per year, and is infrequently... Read More

    From the article Gilt Taste Launches Wine & Spirits Top 100 Collection

  • Had one of those once in a lifetime days betting the ponies today.  With the winnings, i'm probably going to be budgeting up to $1500.00 on some more expensive wines I haven't been able to afford in the $80-$200 range.  Any suggestions?  I favor a right-bank bordeaux style for reds but also enjoy a medium bodied cabernet style, along with rhone ... Read More

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  • T1106 Paleo Rosso Gabriel 2003


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    Wine review by Rolando2012

  • Le Macchiole Merlot Toscana IGT Messorio 1997


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    Wine review by KFAEHN

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