Grapefriend’s latest newsletter urges readers to open and enjoy great bottles of wine right now, including Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso, because “a rough year just means you need to find smaller moments of happiness.”
We couldn’t agree more with writer Alyssa Vitrano’s POV that we all deserve to celebrate and treat ourselves wherever and however we can these days. As wine is an easy way to do that, she’s offered recommendations for Valentine’s Day, the Superbowl, or simply making it through Friday.
As far as your latest TV binge? If Tehran or Losing Alice are on the agenda, Vitrano says both shows “are dark and intense — a computer hacker on a failed mission gets stuck in Tehran, and a damaged director gets sucked into shooting a dark noir. You’ll need this complex Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso (a Tuscan blend of Merlot 40%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Syrah 20%) to ease the tension.”
Bolgheri Rosso DOC
Bolgheri Rosso is a refined, irresistible blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah, serving as an introduction to the estate. The wine is, frankly, almost too good at the price. All the intensive artisanal work that Le Macchiole carries out in its vineyards and cellars benefits this wine, and despite more availability than its Paleo Rosso, Messorio and Scrio siblings, it sells out nearly as quickly.
Le Macchiole can best be defined as the “Boutique Bolgheri.” The winery is known for its spectacular single-varietal wines, and their 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.