PALEO

2019 Rosso Le Macchiole

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Grapes Cab Franc
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Tuscany
Other Certified Organic
District Maremma
ABV 14%

The Le Macchiole 2019 Paleo reveals an extremely precise and etched personality that is perfectly suited to this classic vintage. If you love Cabernet Franc, this is your wine. The bouquet is linear and tight with wet gravel, lead pencil and graphite that make an elegant frame around blackberry and black plum. You taste every last miniature detail in this complex and powerful expression. Fruit comes from a 5.5-hectare plot that rises from 37 to 70 meters above sea level. The soils are a mix of clay, sand, silt, stone and limestone that is characteristic of this stretch of Tuscan coastline. The wine is fermented in cement and aged in barrique for 20 months. On second nose, Paleo begins to offer cardamom pod, exotic spice and fragrant rose water. With 25,400 bottles made, you need to give this glorious wine time to age. Drinking range: 2025 - 2050 Rating: 98 Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (www.robertparker.com) (Jul 2022)

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Fermented in concrete, then aged in 100% new French oak Barrique. Deeply fragrant, some wood, but cherry flesh, blackberry and plum push through with chocolate and tobacco. Bright acid in the mouth makes you salivate, deep core of black fruit, richly textured, some darker tobacco and dark chocolate, deep and long. L&S (Apr 2023)

Boasts a beam of black currant fruit matched with black olive, bell pepper, wild rosemary, tar and vanilla aromas and flavors. A crisp and focused red, with light tannins lining the lively finish. Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025 through 2038. Drinking range: 2025 - 2038 Rating: 94 Bruce Sanderson, The Wine Spectator (Jan 2023)

The 2019 Paleo, 100% Cabernet Franc, is a total stunner. Deep, plush and explosive, the 2019 possesses fabulous density and yet it is not at all heavy. All the elements are so well-balanced. Dark cherry, plum, chocolate, mocha, espresso and grilled herbs all meld together in the glass. The purity and persistence of the flavors is absolutely compelling. The 2019 is seriously impressive. I loved it. (Originally Published in March 2022) Drinking range: 2029 - 2044 Rating: 96 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Jul 2022)

Le Macchiole

Initially put onto the wine map by Eugenio Campolmi in 1983, the Le Macchiole estate has been run by his wife Cinzia since 2002. In the heart of Bolgheri, with 22 hectares of vineyard over much of the best soils of the region these are, along with the Sassicaia and Ornellaia's vineyards, also among the oldest and most established vines in Bolgheri. Their careful selection of grape varieties and cultivation techniques according to climate and soil has led them to concentrate on Merlot, Syrah and most importantly Cabernet Franc, a variety which can express itself so well in the hands of Le Macchiole.

All of their wines are marked by a unique and unmistakable character. Full bodied wines, and yet with clean and elegant flavours, leading to great freshness and finesse, they are incredibly sought after world-wide. The estate has been organic since 2002, and they are experimenting with biodynamics.

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