Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso 2005

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $34.99
Item No. 94294
  • W&S95
  • WE91
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Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant ruby colour, this wine exhibits aromas of red fruits, blueberries, blackberries, spices and light, well-integrated vanilla notes. Medium-bodies, it possesses sweet, ripe tannins, and a balanced, refreshing acidity.

The vines at Le Macchiole's Bolgheri estate produce some of the most compelling cabernet franc in the world. The variety's affinity for the zone and this estate in particular is expressed in both the Paleo and here, in Le Macchiole's incredible 2005 Bolgheri Rosso. In this bottling, the franc is blended with 30% sangiovese and 40% merlot, and you can feel the peppery spice character and fine graphite tannin that it brings to the wine. The fruit tastes perfectly ripe, with flavors of cassis and spice that make it delicious to drink now; the wine's balance and poise suggest a very long life ahead. You'll want to buy this by the case.

Critical Acclaim

"The vines at Le Macchiole's Bolgheri estate produce some of the most compelling cabernet franc in the world. The variety's affinity for the zone and this estate in particular is expressed in both the Paleo and here, in Le Macchiole's incredible 2005 Bolgheri Rosso. In this bottling, the franc is blended with 30% sangiovese and 40% merlot, and you can feel the peppery spice character and fine graphite tannin that it brings to the wine. The fruit tastes perfectly ripe, with flavors of cassis and spice that make it delicious to drink now; the wine's balance and poise suggest a very long life ahead. You'll want to buy this by the case. "
95 Points

"This Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc blend lays on intense aromas of blackberry, black currant, creamy melted chocolate, buoyant cinnamon accents and beautiful, plush renderings of spice and wood. Together, these elements achieve wonderful harmony and elevate this wine in terms of aromatic intensity. It’s ready to drink now. "
91 Points

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 Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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