Paleo Rosso is an IGT wine from Tuscany, more specifically from Bolgheri, not far from my hometown.
It is produced by Le Macchiole and it is 100% Cabernet Franc.
I tasted it for the first time in spring 2007, at the legendary (today unfortunately closed down) “Gambero Rosso” in San Vincenzo (not far from Bolgheri), following a suggestion by superchef Fulvio Pierangelini. His creations that evening couldn’t have had a better partner.
The colour was very promising: ruby red, deep but shiny.
At least as promising was the nose: intense aromas of black and red berries and even rose, hints of pepper, tobacco, nutmeg and licorice.
And the taste was even better: very complex, concentrated, rich and lush. A caressing blend of ripe berries, cassis and cherry, licorice and cocoa, with a spicy touch. Elegantly mineral, delicately oaky, deliciously spicy. That is, perfectly balanced. Round and velvety tannins, long and silky finish. So long that I can still remember it 🙂
Of course we fell in love (with the Paleo) and chose it again a few months later for our wedding dinner, again at “Gambero Rosso”, again prepared by Fulvio Pierangelini.
Has anybody tried this wine? Let me know if you agree!