The philosophy that has always defined Le Macchiole is one based on the absence of models of reference.
The only principal that guides the work, both in the vineyards as well as in the cellar, is respect for the natural rhythms and cycles of life. A principle that is embraced by all those involved in the estate, men who work in equanimity and harmony even at the busiest of times.
Le Macchiole has always been aware of swimming against the tide by creating new trends. Right from the start, the estate distinguished itself by choosing to invest first in vineyard research before even planning the cellar. They were the first to plant Syrah, the first to produce a 100% Cabernet Franc, the first to adopt high density planting, up to 10,000 vine-stocks per hectare, and low yields, at the most, one kilo of grapes per vine-stock. To achieve this, weak rootstocks are chosen, and very short cordon spur pruning is practiced along with drastic thinning of fruit clusters.Respect for the vines is central, thus every operation is done by hand. The estate applies organic methods with the single objective of fortifying and strengthening the vine; for this reason they haven't felt the need to declare it on the label.