Le Macchiole Paleo Toscana IGT 2015, Italy

“Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso is the youngest of our wines, born in 2004. A well-defined project from the start: the grapes used to produce this wine come from very specific and young vineyards. Harvesting, winemaking and ageing are aimed at producing a Bolgheri DOC wine based on the traditional Bordeaux blend, typical of our area, but with its own original and distinguishing features. A fresh and complex wine, yet easily enjoyable, which pairs well with a variety of dishes. Bolgheri Rosso is Le Macchiole wine that delivers our personal interpretation of the Bolgheri terroir.” 2015 vintage: 100% Cabernet Franc sourced from 4 of the Estate’s 5 vineyards. Vine Training: Double cordon spur and single guyot. Fermentation: Maceration for 20 days in concrete tanks. Aged 18 months in oak, 75% new and 25% second passage. The wine is further aged in bottle for 16 months. The 2015 vintage can be described as the most classic expression of the Bolgheri style, a wine of great character and complexity.