Le Macchiole is located on the Bolgherese road, at around 5 km from the sea in the heart of the Bolgheri Doc area. It extends over 22 hectares, with high density plantation and low yields (“one bottle of wine per vine”).
After the untimely passing of her husband, Cinzia Merli is now running her family’s small winery with great enthusiasm, pursuing the object shared with him: produce high quality wines expressing the territory through their strong personality.
Since its foundation in 1975 the estate has seen a long period of experimentation, trying to follow both the climatic conditions and the personal passions of the estate.
At Le Macchiole, the signature grape varieties are Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc and work is always conducted with the priority being ‘the expression of the land.’ The winery continues to evolve in both the vineyards and in the cellar to allow the soil characteristics from this estate property to be the defining identity in the wines.
Today Le Macchiole joined Sassicaia, Ornellaia, and Guado al Tasso as one of the most prestigious estates in Bolgheri.
Paleo 2013 achieved the same score of Masseto and Sassicaia 2013.