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  • Country ranking ?

    81
  • Producer ranking ?

    4
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Roasted game with mushrooms

 I still remember the day I first saw the property. A glorious stretch of wheat fields and olive trees. So many things have changed since then.
Bolgheri has become the new frontier of Italian winemaking. The hectares of land planted with vineyards have grown exponentially and investors keep rolling in from every side.
However, the Bolgheri area has lost nothing of its original charm. The sweet hills, the woods, the olive groves, hectares and hectares of countryside now covered in vineyards and beyond, the sea, looming on the horizon.
In this magic place, a source of inspiration even for Giosuè Carducci, our dream slowly took shape.
Le Macchiole is a small winery, one of the first ever established here. Over the years, we have grown into our own style, first of all, by pouring obsessive care into vineyard management.


In such a new area from the winegrowing point of view, we had no choice but to focus on our land, in order to determine both its weak points and potential, to try to make wines living up to the area’s standard of excellence, and all this without inflicting harm upon the environment.


Now the winery has definitely found its way: organic farming since 2002 and converting to biodynamic winegrowing methods, while focusing on the production of the single-varietal wines you all know very well. 
We are constantly abuzz with new ideas and dreams, and so much we have yet to do. That’s how I like thinking of Le Macchiole.
We are heading in more than one direction, by venturing, for instance, in the Messorio04 project. A winery like Le Macchiole, which has always been committed to varietal and terroir expression, feels morally obliged to help the local government to enhance and promote Bolgheri’s cultural heritage, first and foremost the works by poet and Nobel Prize winner Giosuè Carducci.

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Messorio is our personal interpretation of one of the grape varieties most commonly grown in the Bolgheri area: Merlot.
Though grown on the estate since the first year of production, Merlot was made into a single varietal wine after many years, in a limited production of 300 bottles of vintage 1994. 

We have two vineyards planted with Merlot grapes: Puntone, planted in 1993, and Vignone, planted in 1999, both of them featuring excellent pedoclimatic characteristics, including a good percentage of clay and sand, which allow for wines of great complexity and finesse. 

Each vineyard gives different wine styles: Merlot grapes from the Puntone vineyard give wines with fresh aromas and elegant tannins, backed by acidity which lends the wine a more vertical style; the wines produced from the Vignone vineyard are, instead, more complex, with intense fruity notes and a more structured tannic texture, supported by excellent minerality.

The name Messorio has ancient origins. It refers to the ancient Tuscan practice of wheat harvesting. We chose it because harvesting has always been the most important time of the year in the countryside: once it meant wheat, now, to us, it is all about grapes.

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flavors

Toasty, Smoky and Chocolate

Written Notes

On the palate it is layered and has toasty, chocolate and smoky flavours.
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Origin

Tuscany, Bolgheri

Inside Information

The 2004 Messorio is a bit of a mystery in this tasting. The silkiness and gorgeous perfume that are the hallmarks of the vintage are clearly present, but the wine is marred by elements of cork taint that worsen over time. What a shame, as the 2004 is one of my all-time favorite Messorios. Antonio Galloni, eRobertParker.com

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