Vertical Tasting Chianti
Join us in the vineyards , learn more about our production style and the differences between our last tree vintages:
The 2014 vintage was very complex and challenged us again and again. The winter was extraordinarily mild and rainy which led the grapes to bud relatively early. Vegetation could hardly be tamed due to the continuous rain and mild temperatures. However 2014 has proven once more that Tuscany produces fantastic wines even under difficult circumstances.
In 2013 the weather was cooler than in the previous years. Winter and early Spring rains supplied groundwater reserves and were responsible of a slight delay in the flowering of the vines. At the beginning of July, however, temperatures above the seasonal average favoured all conditions for recovering. The grapes grew and ripened gradually throughout the summer as the month of August registered regular average temperatures and September was lovely with significant temperature swings between night and day. Harvest begun a week later than in the last years, grapes were healthy and rich in aromatic compound and excellent in the concentration of polyphenols. The final result was a more balanced production and wines
Climate in 2012 was rather changeable. Winter was altogether mild with temperatures above seasonal average, except for a very few days in February when it heavily snowed and temperatures were remarkably low. A rainy Spring delayed sprouting/budding of the vines and determined a light decrease in grapes quantity. June and July registered scarce little rainfalls. August was hot but water-ground reserves secured the normal process of grapes ripening. Good weather characterized September throughout, together with the right amount of rainfalls and noticeable diurnal temperature swings. The grapes were healthy and perfectly mature. This vintage produced varieties that had quite a thick grape skin, which explains the high concentration of polyphenols.
The vertical tasting Chianti includes
- 1 X Chianti Petriolo 2014 – scheda tecnica
- 1 X Chianti Petriolo 2013
- 1 X Chianti Petriolo 2012