Bolgheri Rosso 2018 (Le Macchiole)

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Entry level wine produced by the renowned Le Macchiole, one of the top-ranked wineries within the trendy vineyards of Bolgheri in Tuscany. Here’s a good example of what I call a one-fits-all wine, suitable for everyone who appreciates red wine. Recently found at a grocery store in Italy, where the restrictions due to the pandemic have increased the sale of fine wines in large-scale distribution, this 2018 is as young as ready to taste, perfectly paired with a tenderloin as well as a burger.
See my tasting notes for details…

Wine Details
Name and appellation: “Bolgheri Rosso DOC
Vintage: 2018
Producer: Le Macchiole
Place of origin: Tuscany (Italy)
Grape variety: Merlot 40%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Syrah 20%
Alcohol strength: 14% vol.

Appreciation Profile
Type: dry red
Style: elegant (polished and accomplished)
Varietal wine alike: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon (Bordeaux, Fra)
Food pairings: grilled – roasted meat
Aging potential: drink now through 2023.
Best value (reviewed vintage): price range €18 – €20 (0,75 L).

Sensory Analysis
1) Appearance (visual evaluation)
Clarity: clear
Color: ruby
Saturation: vivid

2) Smell (olfactory evaluation)
Purity: clean
Fragrance: fragrant
Aroma (nose): fruity (red berries), a little spicy

3) Flavor (gustatory evaluation)
Balance: balanced
Sapidity: sapid
Taste: dry with freshness
Aroma (mouth): fruity (red berries)
Structure: supple
Texture: slim

4) Aftertaste (overall conclusion)
Finish: lingering
Mouthfeel: slick
Fruit: ripe
Alcohol: bracing
Evolution: ready
Accuracy: accurate