Le Macchiole Paleo Toscana IGT 2012
Produced as an IGT because it is not allowed into the Bolgheri appellation where the vines grows to do a wine from a single varietal.
Very dark cherry color. Nose with luscious and pretty oak notes, then the fruit, spices, dry herbs and the green bell pepper. So great on the palate, it’s tasty, young, the oak is there but all balanced with a long mineral finish. Great structure, acidity and even freshness! Again the grape variety shows, but there is also a difference coming from the origin of the wine and the place where the vines grows. Superb (93)
Made of 100% de Cabernet Franc. Aged 20 months in oak barrels, 75% being new. Alcohol level of 14,5%
This vintage will soon be available at the SAQ for 99,00$ (Code SAQ : 12640224)
Le Macchiole’ website: lemacchiole.it
Trialto / Réserve & Sélection is the agency that represents them in Québec: trialto.com
Sample proposed by a producer’s representative.