Le Macchiole's 2012 Paleo Rosso (Cabernet Franc) is rich, ample and dense, with lovely immediacy and plenty of up-front richness. Suave, silky and generous, the 2012 is going to need a few years to develop the full breadth of its aromatics - one of the signatures of Paleo - but it is promising and quite delicious, even at this early stage. The radiant, deeply expressive finish is super-appealing. Over the last few years, the Paleo Rosso has improved dramatically. While Scrio and Messorio are smaller production wines and more expensive, in many ways the Paleo Rosso is making a serious move to establish itself as Le Macchiole's flagship.
94+ points | Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
Born in 1989, the Paleo Rosso was created as a classic Bordeaux blend but has gradually morphed into one of the worlds most sought after single varietal Cabernet Francs. Paleo Rosso spends 18 months in 75% in new oak barriques & 25% in 2nd year barriques.


Grape Variety Cabernet Franc
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Le Macchiole
SKU LM1112