Flat front label of wine
Flat front label of wine

Le Macchiole 2011

  • WS93
  • W&S92
  • RP91
750ML / 13% ABV
Other Vintages
  • JS92
  • W&S91
  • WS91
  • RP90
  • WE93
  • RP90
  • WE93
  • WE89
  • RP92
  • WE90
  • W&S90
  • W&S91
  • WS90
  • W&S95
  • WE91
  • RP90
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $29.99
Try the
29 99
29 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Mon, Oct 21
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
My Wine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 13% ABV

Winemaker Notes

#21 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013

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

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WS 93
Wine Spectator
A pretty red, boasting black cherry, black currant, violet and mineral aromas and flavors. Supple and silky, with hints of herbs and spices. Though dense, the tannins are well-covered by sweet fruit and flesh, but provide ample support. Excellent length.
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits
The merlot and syrah in this blend are more expressive in the 2011 than they are in the 2010 at the moment, reading in the wine's mellow texture and bright, peppery spark. The fruit is a dark, spicy cherry jam, opening up into a juicy, full-on finish. Generous and ripe, this is ready to decant for grilled lamb chops.
RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 Bolgheri Rosso Le Macchiole is a blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Syrah aged ten months in neutral barrel and cement. The wine shows a deep and penetrating color with ripe aromas of dark plum and black currant. Despite its youth, it also shows the markings of elegance and sophistication that characterize all the wines from this landmark estate.
View More
Le Macchiole

Le Macchiole

View all products
Le Macchiole, Italy
Image of winery

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 purest expression of individual varieties, crafting distinct wines of unprecedented quality. Soon Le Macchiole joined Sassicaia, Ornellaia, and Guado al Tasso as one of the most prestigious estates in Bolgheri. Following Eugenio's death in 2002, his wife Cinzia Merli, who shares her husband's passion, took over at the estate. Working with Luca D'Attoma, she has carried on her husband's legacy by continuing to make great Tuscan wines.

Image for Bolgheri content section
View all products

An outstanding wine region made famous by Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, who planted Cabernet Sauvignon vines for his own consumption in 1940s on his San Guido estate, and called the resulting wine, Sassicaia. Today the region’s Tuscan reds are based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which can be made as single varietal wines or blends. The local Sangiovese can make up no more than 50% of the blends. Today Sassicaia has its own DOC designation within the Bogheri DOC appellation.

Image for Other Red Blends content section
View all products

With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

FBR110024_2011 Item# 126276

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New Customers save $30 on your $150 order*. Use code THIRTY

$30 off your first order of $150+. Code THIRTY

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 10/19/2019. The $30 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $150 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...