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
2017 BOLGHERI ROSSO Le Macchiole
The 2017 Bolgheri Rosso is a rich, explosive wine that embodies all of the natural richness and opulence of the year. Black cherry, bittersweet chocolate, plum, mocha, licorice, spice, leather andThe 2017 Bolgheri Rosso is a rich, explosive wine that embodies all of the natural richness and opulence of the year. Black cherry, bittersweet chocolate, plum, mocha, licorice, spice, leather and menthol burst from the glass in this exuberant, flamboyant red. Not a shy wine by any means, the 2017 possesses tons of intensity and volume in all of its dimensions. This is an especially heady wine, even by Bolgheri standards, and that is saying a lot! And yet all the elements are so well balanced. Drinking range: 2020 - 2025 Rating: 91 L&S (Mar 2020)