Red Wine Le Macchiole - Scrio

2012

 
Le Macchiole - Scrio
Le Macchiole - Scrio
SKU
83178-12/6PK
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James Suckling 96
Robert Parker 93
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Wine Spectator 94
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Technical Info

Estate

Founded in 1983 by Cinzia Merli and her late
husband Eugenio Campolmi, Le Macchiole
is situated in the Bolgheri DOC area, on the
Tuscan coast. Le Macchiole has 54 acres of
vineyards and is known for crafting single
variety wines made from 100% Cabernet
Franc, 100% Merlot and 100% Syrah. Le
Macchiole is notable for being the first
winery in the region to produce a monovariety
Cabernet Franc wine, and the first to
adopt high density planting. Cinzia manages
the winery and estate with her brother
Massimo Merli, winemaker Luca Rettondini
and with her son Elia working alongside
them.

Vineyard

Scrio is sourced from two vineyards:
Puntone and Madonnina, from notably
restricted yields (800 grams per plant).

Vinification

Following a 20-day maceration in stainless
steel tanks, Scrio was matured for 20 months
in oak barrels (75% new, 25% second
passage).

Vintage

Harvest 2012 has certainly been, for Le
Macchiole, one of the longest in recent
memory (no less than 43 days!), owing to
special and favorable weather conditions
that gave grapes time to reach the optimum
technical and phenolic ripening level.
Vintage 2012 is excellent in terms of quality
and slightly below normal as far as quantity
is concerned. However, the low grape yield
gave wines with great aromatic balance,
distinguished by fresh and mineral notes,
elegant tannins and rich and juicy on the
palate.

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