Harvest 2010

From the strictly meteorological standpoint 2010 featured alternating situations. Temperatures were often below average for the same periods in the most recent years and a winter worthy of the name, which took temperatures in Chianti close to freezing, was followed by a cool, rainy spring, with temperatures remaining fairly low, and so the vines blossomed somewhat later than usual.

The heat in late June and early July made it possible to rebalance the phenol-producing stages of the vines even through grape maturation continued more slowly in August and September, also with lower than average temperatures.

At harvest time the grapes were in fine condition, thanks also to careful vine-tending by the vintners who were able to prevent excessive growth in early summer and the onset of conditions favoring development of the main fungus diseases.