List of products by brand Le Macchiole
We are in Bolgheri, Tuscany, on the Etruscan Coast. In this magical place, where rolling hills are blanketed by forest, where vineyards and olive trees meet with the Tyrrhenian Sea, Le Macchiole has taken shape over time.More
Le Macchiole was founded in 1983 on the desire of Eugenio Campolmi and Cinzia Merli to turn their passion for wine into their life dream. It was a revolutionary project rooted in their hometown of Bolgheri, at the time not as famous as now. The idea was simple but decisive: to originate in the vineyard, investing completely in research and experimentation in planting including varieties lesser used in Bolgheri.
1987 marked the initial bottling’s of the Le Macchiole production, though with a selection now no longer in existence. Only in 1989, when Paleo Rosso was born, was there the first interpretation of our Bolgherese style.
The 1990’s would be crucial for the definition of the winery: a greater awareness for the disposition of the land, the decision to introduce high density planting and the innovative and risky decision to produce mono-varietal wines.
From this work results in 1994, Messorio (100% Merlot) and Scrio (100% Syrah) arrived, and following in 2001 Paleo Rosso transforms to 100% Cabernet Franc. Eugenio achieved, with commitment and determination, the esteem of one of the great names from the territory, but, in 2002, when finally starting to reap the fruits of his work, he tragically passed away.
Cinzia then took over the reins of the farm with the help of a team of young talent in all roles of the business. Within few years these personalities gave the imprint of their professionalism, ability, passion and care for detail from the vine to the wine. From all of these energies Cinzia has always sought to produce wines demonstrating their unique position, wines not reproducible.
There are 24 hectares of estate owned vineyards, organically farmed with each harvest producing 5 wines: Paleo Bianco - Toscana IGT, Bolgheri Rosso - DOC Bolgheri, Paleo Rosso - Toscana IGT, Scrio - Toscana IGT and Messorio - Toscana IGT.