Spring saw a return to normal, ample rain, average temperatures and general conditions that were perfect for the vines to get a solid start on the season. The summer saw more of the same: average temperatures and adequate rainfall when it was needed, particularly as the summer heat let up in September. The vintage looked to be a huge relief after the previous two disastrous years. Heavy rains did appear during the harvest, particularly in the northern reaches of Chianti. The vintage was strongest in Montalcino and along the Bolgheri coastline. Over all, the wines were bright while ripe, lean and structured. Most producers have turned in a solid effort, but their early enthusiasm for the vintage has generally proven to be overly optimistic.
Vintages in Tuscany
An easy to use vintage by vintage guide