98 Point Paleo: Bolgheri Beams

Bolgheri is home to some of Italy’s most revered wines: Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Tua Rita and Guado al Tasso to name just a few, but none more highly praised than Le Macchiole’s Paleo. Le Macchiole produces only 100% varietal wines, Paleo being made entirely of Cabernet Franc. The story of Le Macchiole winery is incredible. Cinzia Merli and her talented husband, Eugenio, transformed a small family vineyard into one of the most coveted and collected group of wines in the world. Then without warning, tragically, Eugenio died. Everyone expected Cinzia either to sell or to fail. But, to everyone’s surprise, she not only survived and succeeded, she became a superstar, her wines are now better than ever. They are distinctive and beautiful with the essence of pure, ripe fruit, balance and elegance, and definitely belong in any discussion of Bolgheri’s best.


2007 Le Macchiole Paleo

…drop dead gorgeous wine with amazing intensity and purity of aromas…. Bright berry notes, drying mineral, exotic spice, cooling acidity and firm, satisfying structure. It’s a rich, velvety and beautiful wine…

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