2015 Chianti vintage ‘one of the hottest’ in last century

4th December, 2015 by Lucy Jenkins

The average September and October temperatures across Tuscany were the highest seen in decades, reported one winemaker.

Sangiovese vines in the San Fabiano estate

Averardo Borghini Baldovinetti, winemaker of the Fattoria San Fabiano estate in Arezzo has described this year’s harvest as “ideal” with early bud break, a long cycle of ripening and a late harvest.

“After a difficult 2014 with a lack of sun and too much rainfall, producers welcomed this hot vintage,” he said.

“Last year, we had ripening issues and problems arising from disease and pests, but as the winter in 2014 was so wet, the vineyards this spring woke up to good water storage.”

Baldovinetti’s vineyards in the hills surrounding Arezzo, includes its classic Chianti San Fabiano, Armaiolo a blend….

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One Response to “2015 Chianti vintage ‘one of the hottest’ in last century”

  1. Mobile says:

    Global warming brings a good part. We get good wines before we burn 🙂

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