Le Macchiole Messorio 2011

Le Macchiole Messorio 2011
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SKU 112136


A well-defined project from the start: the grapes used to produce this wine come from very specific and young vineyards. Harvesting, winemaking and ageing are aimed at producing a Bolgheri DOC wine based on the traditional Bordeaux blend, typical of our area, but with its own original and distinguishing features. A fresh and complex wine, yet easily enjoyable, which pairs well with a variety of dishes. Bolgheri Rosso is Le Macchiole wine that delivers our personal interpretation of the Bolgheri terroir.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Le Macchiole
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorRich, ripe and dense, sporting black cherry and leather flavors and hints of tar and tobacco leaf. Powerful and well-structured, with a long, tobacco- and mineral-inflected finish. Merlot. Drink now through 2024. 835 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, September 30, 2015
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateA pure expression of Merlot, the 2011 Messorio is a gorgeous wine that is already drinking at near-optimal performance now. It will be exciting to see where five to ten more years of cellar evolution take it. Cinzia Merli and her vineyard team took care to harvest the early-ripening varietal before autumn heat spikes. In fact, the integrity of the fruit is impeccable and you don't get any of the jammy notes that are common in this warm vintage. The bouquet is broad and approachable with intense cherry, chocolate and tobacco. Supporting aromas of cola, grilled herb and exotic spice flesh out the finish. The tannins are plump and sweet.

Monica Larner, October 30, 2014
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastMade entirely with Merlot, this full-bodied wine opens with aromas of ripe berry, coffee, vanilla, exotic spice and a whiff of grilled herb. The concentrated palate doles out fleshy black cherries, juicy raspberries licorice, chocolate and tobacco, while velvety tannins provide the framework. A note of dried sage closes the finish. It's already approachable but will continue to age well for several years or more. Drink through 2023.

Kerin O'Keefe, August 1, 2015