After a cool beginning, spring quickly warmed up throughout Tuscany, allowing for flowering to begin two weeks ahead of the norm. Summer was slow to get going and could not take advantage of this early start. In fact, temperatures remained depressed throughout the summer, causing the heavy crop set to put strain on the limited resources the vines had. Crop thinning was essential to allow the vines to concentrate their energies into a smaller crop. The harvest was marred by occasional rainstorms, but many producers were able to bottle fresh wines that were aromatic and balanced. This was a classic “lesser” vintage that lacked the baby fat that makes young wines so appealing, but the wines have aged quite well, really elegant, balanced and varietally correct wines.
Vintages in Tuscany
An easy to use vintage by vintage guide