Le Macchiole Paleo 2001

Cabernet Franc from Tuscany, Italy

$99.00
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Item No. 93160
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • ST95
  • W&S95
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • RP92
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby red in color. Ripe Cabernet fruit comes through in the aromas. Round and delicious. An excellent example of the high quality coming out of this part of Tuscany.

Recommended with grilled and roasted red meats.

"Pretty Cabernet Franc aromas of fresh currant bush with hints of fresh-picked herbs. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a lovely fruit structure. Medium finish. Love the mouthfeel to this. This is the best Paleo ever."
Wine Spectator
92 Points

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Learn About Le Macchiole Map ItMap It

Long before it was fashionable, Eugenio Campolmi saw the potential of his homeland, buying his first vineyard in Bolgheri in 1975 baptised Le Macchiole. In 1987, he hired famed oenologist Vittorio Fiore as a consultant before the later was joined by Luca d'Attoma for years later. In contrast to his renowned neighbors who focused on Bordeaux blends, Campolmi focused on achieving the...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc(cab-uhr-NAY frahnk) Right Place, Right time You won't often find this grape bottled as a single variety as it can lean towards earthy, vegetal tendencies (think green pepper & olives). Its typical place is in a blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or both. Cabernet Franc's home is the right bank of Bordeaux. It is an integral part in...

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