After a very warm and virtually snow and rain free winter, the spring of 2007 started off with a bang. March and April saw record temperatures that abated somewhat in May and June, only to be followed by a scorching July. Rainfall was limited early in the summer, which had begun to cause problems with the vines. Lower temperatures and rain in August helped to slow down the vegetative cycle and restore some balance to the vines. The respite was short lived though, as temperatures rose again during a very sunny and warm fall harvest. The grapes were brought in several weeks early and the fruit was marked by the warmth of the summer. The wines are deep, concentrated and compact with good acidity but some unripe tannin. They promise to be exciting wines on release. While many will improve with cellaring, as many may never be as tasty as on release, a situation that one encountered with the 1997, a vintage this very much resembles.
Vintages in Tuscany
An easy to use vintage by vintage guide