Tuscany, 2009

2009 was a mixed year for Tuscany – ranging from stunning to average – with some producers Like Tenuta San Guido calling it among their best ever vintages, with others counting the cost of too much dry weather.

The 2009 growing season saw scorching temperatures in July, August and September. And while many vineyards produced the goods, others like many in the Maremma suffered from the heat and insufficient water their grapes shriveling up. Meanwhile, Montalcino benefitted from good water reserves from rainfall in the spring.

Cooler growing areas with good drainage, such as Chianti Classico and Rufina had great years, with Sangiovese excelling – being elegant with great structure, acidity and fine, ripe tannins.

And so 2009 produced many excellent wines in certain districts due to natural elements, and in other areas where vigilant viticulture and expert winemaking and techniques managed to control the conditions.

Tuscany, 2009

2009 was a mixed year for Tuscany – ranging from stunning to average – with some producers Like Tenuta San Guido calling it among their best ever vintages, with others counting the cost of too much dry weather.

The 2009 growing season saw scorching temperatures in July, August and September. And while many vineyards produced the goods, others like many in the Maremma suffered from the heat and insufficient water their grapes shriveling up. Meanwhile, Montalcino benefitted from good water reserves from rainfall in the spring.

Cooler growing areas with good drainage, such as Chianti Classico and Rufina had great years, with Sangiovese excelling – being elegant with great structure, acidity and fine, ripe tannins.

And so 2009 produced many excellent wines in certain districts due to natural elements, and in other areas where vigilant viticulture and expert winemaking and techniques managed to control the conditions.

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