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13 November 2015 News

December’s issue of Decanter has a full-page piece on the history of Le Macchiole’s Paleo Rosso, their signature wine made from 100% Cabernet Franc. An excerpt is below. Click here┬áto download a copy of the article.

“One of Italy’s most important estates, Le Macchiole holds the distinction of making Paleo, the country’s best 100% Cabernet Franc. Founded in the early 1980s by husband and wife team Eugenio Campolmi and Cinzia Merli, the estate is located in Bolgheri, in a cool, well-draining part of the Tuscan coast. Soils here are roughly 30% clay and very gravelly with varying percentages of sand and loam. They can be excessively fertile, so low-vigour rootstocks are used.”