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 | 2009

Harvest Reports

A normal winter season and a cool and rainy start to spring followed by a long dry period. The hot early summer temperatures brought an early growth of the plants and the small difference between night and day temperatures led to a fast ripening of the early grape varieties in late August, whereas the Syrah and Cabernet Franc grapes were picked over the first two weeks of September. ->

Technical Sheets

Denomination: Toscana IGT

First Vintage: 1989

Grape varieties: Cabernet Franc 100%

Vineyards: Puntone 1993, Casa Nuova 1998, Vignone 1999, Madonnina 2002

Training System: double cordon spur and single guyot

Yield: 700 gr per plant

Harvest period: 1st and 2nd week of September

Winemaking: fermentation and maceration for 20 days in steel tanks and concrete tanks

Aging: 14 months, 75% in new oak barriques and 25% in 2nd-use barriques

Bottling: June 08, 2011

Le Macchiole - Paleo Rosso