Patience was the key in 1995. Not only did spring arrive very late with truly warm weather arriving only in June after weeks of a cool, damp spring that delayed flowering and crop set, but summer got off to a slow start as well. July and August saw fairly warm temperatures but frequent summer storms kept the temperatures under norms and high humidity was a source of concern for many producers. September arrived and saw temperatures fall further. With no sign of the storms letting up, forecasts were for another miserable harvest. An Indian summer finally arrived in the middle of September and stuck around through harvest, allowing the fruit to fully ripen. The resultant wines were rich, dense and powerful. The crop was a bit smaller than usual and the slow summer growth kept the berries small so the skin to juice ratio was fairly high. These wines are still youthful, with excellent depth and balance.
Vintages in Tuscany
An easy to use vintage by vintage guide