Le Macchiole

First released in 2004, Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso is the most recent of Le Macchiole wines. This is a thoughtfully defined project stemming from the vineyards. In fact the grapes used to produce this wine are from a series of plots, primarily consisting of the younger vines, precisely identified for the Bolgheri Rosso. The grape harvest, winemaking and aging are devised produce a Bolgheri DOC made in the tradition of Bordeaux offerings typical of our area, yet showing characteristics which differentiate it. A fresh wine, complex but easily appreciable, it is perfect for the table and with a diverse combinations of food. Bolgheri Rosso is our “calling card” in that it distinguishes Le Macchiole by demonstrating our personal interpretation of the Bolgheri terroir.

Le Macchiole 2014 Bolgheri Rosso DOC
First Vintage: 2004
Grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah
Vineyards: Vignone 1999, Puntone 1993, Casa Nuova 2002, Madonnina 2002
Training System: Double cordon spur and guyot
Yield: 1000 grams per plant
Harvest period: From 3th week of August to middle of September
Winemaking: Fermentation and maceration for about 15 days in steel tanks
Aging: 11 months, 80% in oak barriques, 2nd and 3rd passage, 20% in concrete
Bottling: December 2015

Paleo Bianco

1991 born the first Paleo Bianco, a very small production intended primarily for local restaurants. Today the Paleo Bianco is an original blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay yet with a strong Mediterranean character and an excellent balance. Perfect for pairing with seafood this white does not shy from a medium to long aging in bottle.

Paleo Bianco 2014 IGT Toscana
First Vintage: 1991
Grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay
Vineyards: Casa Nuova 2009, Madonnina 2002
Training System: Single guyot
Yield: 1200 gr per plant
Harvest period: 3th week of August
Winemaking: 10 days in oak barriques
Aging: 7 months, 30% in new oak barriques and tonneaux, 70% in 2nd passage barriques and tonneaux
Bottling: April 2015

Paleo Rosso

Paleo Rosso arrived in 1989. It is the wine that has evolved well over time: born originally as a classic Bordeaux blend in 2001, eventually arriving as a 100% Cabernet Franc. This is a beautiful story of obstinacy in challenging the stereotype of Cabernet Franc, which is already difficult to produce, and even more so as a pure varietal wine. Today Paleo Rosso is a symbol of Bolgheri despite its distinct individualism and originality within the region; it is one of the most famous Italian Cabernet Franc wines in the world. The word Paleo is a common name referring to the “Festuca Pratensis “ of the family Gramineae, an herb spontaneously growing on the Tuscan coast.

Paleo Rosso 2012 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 grams per plant
Harvest period: 2nd and 3rd weeks of September
Winemaking: Maceration for 25 days in concrete tanks
Aging: 20 months, 75% in new oak barriques and 25% in 2nd passage barriques
Bottling: August 2014

Scrio

Scrio was born in 1994, from the desire of Eugenio Campolmi to produce a wine with the purest possible vision of the grape variety he loved: syrah. This is one of the few syrah wines made in Bolgheri which expresses itself differently from classic French syrah. A limited production, never exceeding 5,000 bottles, this wine is a result of a rigorous selection of the best grapes attainable, harvest after harvest, from our vineyards. The word Scrio has Tuscan origins meaning: pure, sincere, upright. It is typically used to refer to people and indicating a purity of mind.

Scrio 2012 IGT Toscana
First Vintage: 1994
Grape varieties: 100% Syrah
Vineyards: Puntone 1993, Madonnina 2002
Training System: Double cordon spur and guyot
Yield: 800 grams 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 passage barriques
Bottling: August 2014

Messorio

Messorio, born in 1994, is a challenging dance between us and one of the most widespread varieties in the Bolgheri area: Merlot. Messorio is named from an Italian term pinpointing the period of harvesting. It is a moment of great importance in the life of our countryside, at one time linked to the reaping of crops, now, for us and inextricably identified with the grape harvest. These generous grapes, perfect for the blended wines typical of Bolgheri, are tricky and complex when it is decided to produce a wine from merlot in purity. Messorio is considered one of the most representative Italian merlot wines in the world. Determined by considerable complexity and elegance, which grows year after year from aging in the bottle.

Messorio 2012 IGT Toscana
First Vintage: 1994
Grape varieties: 100% Merlot
Vineyards: Puntone 1993, Vignone 1999
Training System: Double cordon spur and guyot
Yield: 800 gr per plant
Harvest period: 1st/2nd of September
Winemaking: Fermentation and maceration for 25 days, a part in steel tanks and a part in wood tanks
Aging: 20 months, 75% in new oak barriques and 25% in 2nd passage barriques
Bottling: August 2014