Le Macchiole

Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso is the youngest of our wines, born in 2004. A well-defined project from the start: the grapes used to produce this wine come from very specific and young vineyards. Harvesting, winemaking and ageing are aimed at producing a Bolgheri DOC wine based on the traditional Bordeaux blend, typical of our area, but with its own original and distinguishing features. A fresh and complex wine, yet easily enjoyable, which pairs well with a variety of dishes. Bolgheri Rosso is Le Macchiole wine that delivers our personal interpretation of the Bolgheri terroir.

Le Macchiole 2016 Bolgheri Rosso DOC
First Vintage: 2004
Grape varieties: Merlot 50%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%, Syrah 15%
Vineyards: Vignone 1999, Puntone 1993, Casa Nuova 1998, 2009, 2013
Training System: Double cordon spur and guyot
Yield: 1000gr per plant
Harvest period: from 3rd week of August to mid-September
Winemaking: Fermentation and maceration for about 15 days in steel tanks
Aging: 10 months, 80% in oak barriques, 2nd, 3rd and 4th -use, 20% in concrete
Bottling: December 18, 2017
Total Production: 141.162 Bottles, 2.418 Magnums

Paleo Bianco

The first Paleo Bianco vintage was released in 1991, a very small production mostly for local restaurant use. Today, Paleo Bianco is an original blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon grapes, yet featuring a Mediterranean character and good balance. Paleo Bianco pairs wonderfully with fish-based dishes, while it can still benefit from medium-long bottle ageing.

Paleo Bianco 2016 IGT Toscana
First Vintage: 1991
Grape varieties: 90% Chardonnay and 10% Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyards: Casa Nuova 2009
Training System: Single guyot
Yield: 1200 gr per plant
Harvest period: 3rd week of August
Winemaking: 10 days in oak barriques
Aging: 7 months, 30% in new oak barriques and tonneaux, 70% in 2nd, 3rd and 4th -use barriques and tonneaux
Bottling: March 30, 2017
Total Production: 3.210 Bottles

Paleo Rosso

Paleo Rosso was born in 1989. It is our one wine that has changed the most over the years: born as a classic Bordeaux blend, it evolved into a 100% Cabernet Franc wine in 2001. Paleo Rosso is the inspiring story of a man who challenged the cliché that Cabernet Franc wine is difficult to produce, and even more so as a single-varietal wine. Today, Paleo Rosso is one of the symbols of Bolgheri winemaking, while maintaining a non-standardized wine style, and it is one of the world’s best-known Cabernet Francs. “Paleo” is the common name of a species of grass, Festuca Pratensis (of the Gramineae family), which grows wild along the Tuscan Coast.

Paleo Rosso 2014 IGT Toscana
First Vintage: 1989
Grape varieties: 100% Cabernet Franc
Vineyards: Puntone 1993, Casa Nuova 1998, Vignone 1999, Madonnina 2002
Training System: Double cordon spur and single guyot
Yield: 800 gr per plant
Harvest period: 1st and 2nd week of September
Winemaking: Maceration for 20 days in concrete tanks
Aging: 18 months, 75% in new oak barriques and 25% in 2nd-use barriques
Bottling: August 5, 2016
Total Production: 21.858 Bottles, 300 Magnums

Scrio

Scrio was born in 1994, out of Eugenio Campolmi's wish to produce a wine which would best express his vision of Syrah, his favorite grape variety.
As all Le Macchiole wines, Scrio has an original personality and it is one of the very few Syrah wines produced in Bolgheri that stands out differendy from French Syrahs.
It is a very limited production of 5,000 bottles, the result of a painstaking selection of the best bunches harvested in our vineyards year after year.
"Scrio" is a Tuscan word that translates as pure, genuine, honest. It is usually used to refer to people who are pure of heart.

Scrio 2013 IGT Toscana
First Vintage: 1994
Grape varieties: 100% Syrah
Vineyards: Puntone 1993, Madonnina 2002
Training System: Double cordon spur and guyot
Yield: 800 gr per plant
Harvest period: 2nd week of September
Winemaking: Maceration for 20 days in steel tanks
Aging: 20 months in new tonneaux and 25% in 2nd-use barriques
Bottling: July 10, 2015

Messorio

Messorio, which was born in 1994, is our personal interpretation of one of the grape varieties most commonly grown in the Bolgheri area: Merlot. The name Messorio refers to the ancient Tuscan practice of wheat harvesting, the most important time of the year in our countryside: once it meant wheat, now, to us, it is all about grape harvesting. A generous grape variety, perfect for the typical Bolgherese wine blends, but tricky and difficult when made into a single varietal wine. Currently considered to be one of Italy’s most representative Merlot-based wines, Messorio is very complex and elegant and evolves beautifully in the bottle year by year.

Messorio 2014 IGT Toscana
First Vintage: 1994
Grape varieties: 100% Merlot
Vineyards: Vignone 1999
Training System: Guyot
Yield: 800 gr per plant
Harvest period: 2nd week of September
Winemaking: Fermentation and maceration for 20 days, a part in steel tanks and a part in concrete
Aging: 18 months in new oak barriques
Bottling: July 5, 2016
Total Production: 8.796 Bottles, 250 Magnums, 50 Double Magnums