Le Macchiole
Bolgheri, 08:27 A.M.

Paleo Rosso

First produced in 1989, this incredible wine is the symbol of the winery, and it truly epitomizes Bolgheri. At first, the wine was a classic Bordeaux blend but became a Cabernet Franc monovarietal in 2001; since then, it has been a huge success. The name “paleo” refers to a wild herb found on the Tuscan coast, and it symbolizes a strong local identity and the will to reach all goals.

Le Macchiole - Separator

Wines | Paleo Rosso | 2002

Harvest Reports

Spring was marked by slightly above-average temperatures and heavy rainfall. It rained non-stop from July on, with below-average temperatures. During harvesting, weather conditions were quite changeable, with only one period of steady good weather during which we harvested some fairly ripe grapes, but then the rain took over again preventing all grapes from achieving perfect ripeness. Harvest 2002 was one of the most challenging of the decade. ->

Technical Sheets

Denomination: Toscana IGT

First Vintage: 1989

Grape varieties: Cabernet Franc 100%

Vineyards: Casa Vecchia 1983, Puntone 1993, Casa Nuova 1998, Vignone 1999

Training System: double cordon spur and single guyot

Yield: 800 gr per plant

Harvest period: 1st and 2nd week of September

Winemaking: fermentation and maceration for 25 days in steel tanks

Aging: 18 months 100% in new oak barriques

Bottling: November 2004

Le Macchiole - Paleo Rosso