Tuscany, 2012

2012 was an excellent vintage in Monlacino, Chianti Classico, Montepulciano and Bolgheri.

However, the growing season began with rain and more rain, causing uneven flowering and ultimately lower than average yields (30% below), while a heat wave in August resulted in some vines closing down. Winemakers who carried out meticulous soil and canopy management fared best, while rain at the end of August brought much needed relief. At harvest time, the key was to pick parcel by parcel according to ripeness.

Chianti and Montalcino were standout regions.

Tuscany, 2012

2012 was an excellent vintage in Monlacino, Chianti Classico, Montepulciano and Bolgheri.

However, the growing season began with rain and more rain, causing uneven flowering and ultimately lower than average yields (30% below), while a heat wave in August resulted in some vines closing down. Winemakers who carried out meticulous soil and canopy management fared best, while rain at the end of August brought much needed relief. At harvest time, the key was to pick parcel by parcel according to ripeness.

Chianti and Montalcino were standout regions.

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  1. Le Fonti, Chianti Classico, 2012

    Le Fonti, Chianti Classico, 2012

    Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy

    Optimum Drinking: 2016-2020
    Reviewer Rating: 89 - CFW

    Ample black fruits, intense toasted spice, tobacco leaf and sweet leather, with herbal and savoury notes. Fresh minerality beneath, and aromatic spicy development and finish.

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  2. Antinori, Solaia, 2012 - Cadman Fine Wines

    Antinori, Solaia, 2012

    Tuscany, Tuscany, Italy

    Optimum Drinking: 2017-2030
    Reviewer Rating: 95 - eRobertParker.com

    "The nose is redolent of dark berry, crushed mineral, plum, spice and touch of pepper. The wine is integrated and seamless, but it speaks with a strong and articulate voice." eRobertParker.com

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