2017 Bolgheri Rosso

The nose here is hugely inviting, showing broad sweeping aromas of soft red flesh and some leafy notes too. The generous feel extends to the palate where all four varieties are in total harmony. The overall feel is of softness and plumpness but there is a delicious line of acidity adding pep and drive. The tannins are so polished too, adding to the effortless sense of flow. The well judged red fruit melds seamlessly with some darker flesh, some pepper spiciness and a note of dried tobacco. Richly textured and intensely flavoured, this has superb impact and delivers instant joy. What a wine! This polished effort shows the class of Le Macchiole and is something to enjoy as soon as it lands, or hold for 2-3 years. Supreme value from the team here.

As every year, harvesting exactly at the right ripeness stage of each grape variety is the challenge that we have to face in order to make an extremely easy-drinking Bolgheri Rosso. The first Merlot grapes gave a fresh starting point and an assertive tannic texture, whereas the less dense yet very complex Syrah grapes gave spicy black pepper and red fruit notes and, above all, good acidity. The Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon grapes enjoyed a longer ripening cycle, which contributed to the wine’s body and complexity on the finish. Winemaker's Notes


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2017 BOLGHERI ROSSO Le Macchiole

2017 BOLGHERI ROSSO Le Macchiole

The nose here is hugely inviting. A broad sweeping aroma of soft red flesh and some leafy notes too. Yet so 'together' - so complete and so enticing. This generous feel extends to the palate - whereThe nose here is hugely inviting. A broad sweeping aroma of soft red flesh and some leafy notes too. Yet so 'together' - so complete and so enticing. This generous feel extends to the palate - where all four varieties are in total harmony. The overall feel is of softness and plumpness but there is a delicious line of acidity adding pep and drive. And in the mouth a lithe feel of polished tannin builds and keeps the flow serious, Well judged red fruit melds seamlessly with some darker flesh - some pepper spiciness and a note of dried tobacco. Richly textured and intensely flavoured this has superb impact and delivers instant joy. What a wine! This polished effort shows the class of Le Macchiole and is something to enjoy as soon as it lands, or hold for 2-3 years, supreme value from the team here. L&S(Feb 2019)

75cl bottles, case of 6

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