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~ Lovely Sangiovese Grosso grapes on the vine just before harvest; September 2017 ~, ~ Harvest is a family affair across Italy. We are experiencing a drastic reduction in quantity even if, due to the large investment in drip irrigation done over the years, we have been able to support our vineyards and to have  good quality grapes. "settings": { Perhaps it was due to their thinner skins, which couldn’t cope with the harsh weather. Rome reached 130 degrees! Wine Flights. Tuscany hit 110, 115, even 120 degrees as far north as San Gimignano. Rocca delle Macìe Famiglia Zingarelli Riserva Chianti Classico 2017 (Tuscany) - Wine Review Tonight's wine review is the latest vintage of this nice Chianti Classico that arrived as a "Smart Buy" at the LCBO over the long weekend as part of the September 5 LCBO VINTAGES Release. On the contrary, the fruit looks great and so do the vines, as none were showing yellow leaves. Finally, I caught up with Enrico Viglierchio, the General Manager of Castello Banfi who offered up his assessment of the vintage conditions. We are now slowing down the harvesting and waiting for a better phenological maturation of the grapes. ~ These are Sangiovese Grosso grapes not far from the ones pictured above. "iiRows": 2, 2017 in Tuscany was a We hate spam. These images were sent in from Montemaggio, who finished their harvest of Sangiovese this past week; September 29th. Vintage car holidays in Tuscany: Classic Travelling for scenic driving tours, bespoke routes, boutique hotels or villas. With volumes returning to average after the smaller 2017 harvest, Tuscan producers were pleased with the 2018 vintage. Popular Wines Like This. However, with the late blast of summer heat, he brought Sangiovese in on September 5th. "redirectEnterTo": "results_page", ~ These grapes look great and I love the cart ~. Producers stretching from Montepulciano and Montalcino to San Gimignano and Piedmont reported potential crop losses of up to 40%. There were just 63,583 bottles of Brunello di Montalcino from the 1980 vintage and today there are over 10 million bottles. "results" : { 2017 started off on a positive note. Particularly great were the cabernets and merlots. 100 Point Wines. 95R 2016: Italy: Friuli (Collio) Ready to drink. Your email address will not be published. In the end, the grapes were beautiful in 2017 as we had the know-how in both the vineyards and cellars to combat the difficult weather.”. Rating. ~ The result of excessive temperatures on grapes. Surprised is the best word I can think of after rating more than 80 barrel samples of 2017 Super Tuscan reds in my tasting room in Italy on Monday, September 3. "resultstype": "vertical", Fattoria Le Pupille Maremma Toscana Saffredi 2017 and Marchesi Antinori Toscana Solaia 2017 are both very promising with two-point score ranges above 95 points. 1990-1999. ~, ~ Sagrantino at Tabarrini: August 30, 2017 ~, In Montalcino, Giacomo Bartolommei has already harvested his white grapes and this week, began picking Sangiovese Grosso for Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino. 2000-2009. The wine hails from a single parcel on Antinori's gorgeous and ancient Santa Cristina estate deep in the Chianti Classico zone, west of Greve. Although early days it seems the 2017 will be destined to live in the shadows of the two previous vintages that will go down in history as some of Tuscany’s finest. The hallmark of Tuscan wine since 1970, Antinori’s Tignanello sets the pace for other Sangiovese-based Super Tuscan blends. Here are pictures from several winemakers. As with other parts of the country, she reiterated that while quality appears to be high, quantity is way down. Download the 2017 Vintage Chart at winemag.com Europe Region Appellation/Type 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 … "anim" : "fadedrop", "redirect_on_enter": 1, This year, it looks like September! She began harvesting this week and reported a similar story. ~ Fruit on the vine at Piemaggio, Castellina in Chianti. Today I recap the Tuscan Vines Top 20 of 2020. The 2017 vintage is perhaps most notable for having both devastating frosts and wildfires. "anim" : "fadedrop", The town is dead! Second Label Wines . "pshowsubtitle": "0", 2017 In Umbria, the late ripening Sagrantino is also ahead of schedule. 1980-1989. It stopped raining in May, in June, in July and most of August. A toast at Monteraponi in Radda. The then 700 hectares of cultivated land became 24,000 hectares, but only 3,500 for Brunello. BUY WINE. 2017 has been one of the strangest vintages that I have experienced so far. They are now picking Sangiovese and Merlot as harvest continues. Description. Many winemakers took to lighting pot fires in between each and every vine row in an effort to combat the cold weather and keep the frost from affecting their vineyards. "closeOnMagnifier": 1, Here you can see the grapes being delivered to the top of the winery where they are sorted by hand, optically scanned for imperfections and then gravity fed into the winery, which disappears into the landscape. “We understand so much better now how to work in our vineyards and cellars under these conditions,” says Giovanni Manetti, the patriarch of Chianti Classico’s great Fontodi wine estate. ~ Sangiovese Grosso grapes on the vine at Lisini just before being harvested in Montalcino: 9/28/2017 ~. 88R 2014: Italy: Tuscany (Chianti Classico) Ready to drink. "dur" : 300 }, Search. It’s yet another burden these passionate, driven winemakers must endure. Of course, they will never be the great 2015s or 2016s, but many outstanding wines appear to have been made. Luxury guided wine vacation to Tuscany, Italy. From Veneto to Brunello, dozens of producers began picking in full force this week and have sent in lots of pictures and reports. To hear Daniele speak in detail about the frost damage to his vineyards, click through to my Facebook page for videos posted:  Frost Damage at Campochiarenti, ~ A close up of damaged (left) and undamaged (right) grape clusters from the April frosts. "dur" : 300 }, That said,  for some vineyards yields were 50% less than in an average vintage.”. "After the big and opulent 2015 vintage, 2016 is very pure and classical. "resultareaclickable": 1, But 2017 is unlike anything I have ever seen.”. "analytics": 0, “It’s not like past hot and dry years such as 2003 when we were less experienced.”. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 James finishing up his tasting of around 80 Super Tuscan wines from the 2017 vintage, which turned out to be much better than expected. Although the “sleeping bud” survived and continued to grow,  Rosti explained that if the deer come and eat the foliage from the sleeping bud, then they will have no production for next year as well. Younger vines not only suffer because of its superficial roots, but because some wine producers did not prune and reduce production enough for the vine to resist the heat. ~, ~ Manual harvesting under way at Borgogno, September 27th, 2017 – almost a full month earlier than normal. Availability: In stock HK$1,550 "analyticsString": "", Further south in Montalcino, producers were also harvesting Sangiovese. Surprised is the best word I can think of after rating more than 80 barrel samples of 2017 Super Tuscan reds in my tasting room in Italy on Monday, September 3. Producer Index. Yet this comes with several prices; exhaustion from monitoring the fires all night, pollution to the environment and impact on the vineyard and naturally, a monetary cost. Wine, Travel, Recipes and More Delivered To Your Inbox, Passionately Pursuing Italian Wine and Food. In France, there were clear winners and losers with many regions ravaged by severe April frosts.Although Bordeaux failed to produce a legendary vintage, some very good wines were made. "noresultstext": "No results for Tasting Notes, Tasting Reports, Videos and Events. With older vines, this Summer has done no damage. “In theory, the wines were not supposed to be like that,” admits Francesco Mazzei of the well-known Florentine wine family. Over in Brunello, lots of reports came in. Also from Chianti, Castello d’Albola began harvesting Sangiovese that they are very happy with; again, despite the very small berry size and lower than normal yields. High quality fruit, but very, very, very low production. Yes, there were showers here and there – but this was a bonafide drought. Excellent job ???? Piedmont fans will find plenty of new releases in the market this fall. 95R 2015: Italy: Tuscany (Chianti Classico) Ready to drink. I wondered to myself how winemakers could make balanced wines in nearly continuous dry and hot weather. Your email address will not be published. "on_typing": 0 }, Just as winemakers began assessing the percentage of damage to their crops and settled in for the remainder of the growing season, it stopped raining. "mob": { "prescontainerheight": "400px", Type Red (275) White (2) Region Italy. SEE MORE [Video] Bibi Graetz – 2019 Harvest on Isola del Giglio Tuesday, March 24, 2020. We had 30 mm of rain and temperatures dropped of 12-15 degrees celsius. Jetzt bestellen! Whatever the reasons, the 2017 barrel samples I tasted were if surprisingly high quality. Stay tuned for more. This is very positive for the proper maturation of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. These are just a handful of solid 2017 Super Tuscans. The making of a masterpiece Love is all that is needed to create a masterpiece, and the love of a wine-maker stems from the experience of previous generations and continual everyd Next up, we have a report in from Piedmont where Giorgio Rivetti, the owner of Contratto and La Spinetta gives us his overview of the 2017 Vendemmia. 97T 2016: Italy: Tuscany (Chianti Classico) Still tannic, youthfull, or slow to mature. Mother Nature was not as kind in 2017, a year that is going to require a much more selective approach. By Wine Enthusiast. "highlight": 1, Then in late August, the heat spiked again nearing 100 degrees. “, ~ Sloping hillside vineyards at Castello Banfi in Montalcino ~. But yields are low, as each grape has less juice than in the average vintage. "anim" : "fadedrop", After a slightly mild but normal winter added much needed water reserves to the soil,  a very mild March awakened the vines from their winter slumber and started the growing season earlier than normal. There is no one here because everyone is out in the vineyards picking. Today, Do you know Giampaolo ? ~ Mauro Vanucci inspecting his grapes in Carmignano ~, ~ Harvesting Pinot Noir and Nerello Mascalese at Planeta in Sicily ~, ~ This collage was sent in by Tolaini in Chianti Classico, Castelnuovo Berardenga. Shop All Items. 1950-1979. #Negroni #, Harvest Report 2020 | John Fodera's Tuscan Vines. He sent in these two pictures of Sangiovese hanging as of August 31, 2017. I remember vividly last summer flying over Tuscany in a helicopter; that morning, literally thousands of hectares of yellow-tinged vines extended across arid, sunburnt earth between Arezzo and Bolgheri. Italy Tuscany/Bolgheri, Maremma Return to All Regions. Podere Le Ripi is also harvesting in full force. The legendary Mille Miglia 2020 involves several hundred participating vintage cars, and it gets the hills of Tuscany trembling as it passes. The bouquet starts off with black fruit and light shadings of spice, but the best part is in those mineral aromas of flint and slate. ~. To that end, I also spoke with Giovanna Neri from Col di Lamo. It is a stunning, brilliant vintage across the board. BY ANTONIO GALLONI | NOVEMBER 07, 2019 . We can now happily offer pre-sale for 2018 Sassicaia - a vintage that represents the 50th anniversary of Sassicaia's first commercial release. Amazon.de/Fashion: Kostenlose Lieferung und Rückgabe. Older than 1950. These temperatures sustained themselves for almost 10 days. Other winemakers at the tasting added that the vines seemed to be less affected by the punitive weather in 2017 than in 2003 as they had already become more accustomed to the hot and dry weather earlier in the year. A lot of people currently say that 2017 vintage is similar to 2003, but that is absolutely not the case. "settingsimagepos": "right", }, "on_magnifier": 0, Published between: Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri, Tuscany 2017. }, Sign up now for immediate notifications from JamesSuckling.com, FOR FULL WINE RATINGS, SUBSCRIBE! "overlay": 0 }, As I mentioned then, this is a living breathing capture of the current harvest and as we get updates in from across Italy, we are going to share. #Tu, Monteraponi is a small hamlet west of Radda. Most winemakers reported that the grapes were 1 to 1 1/2 months ahead of schedule and in early August,  coastal Tuscan wineries near Bolgheri and Grosseto began harvesting white grapes. I couldn’t agree more. We will likely have one more update coming next week as producers in Piedmont and Trentino close out their harvest. “It was dry and unseasonably hot from the winter onwards, so the vines were less shocked,” explains Barbara Widmer of Brancaia, the high-achieving winery in Radda in Chianti. Here at Sasso di Sole in Montalcino, the next generation is learning the family craft ~, ~ Second sorting of the berries at Sasso di Sole, Montalcino ~, ~ After the harvest is in the cellars, celebration! You can see some of the berries have been damaged from the excessive heat of the vintage, even at the high altitude of Piemaggio’s vineyards, which are some of the highest in the Chianti Classico zone. Here in this image sent by Roberto Campinoti of Le Ragnaie, you can see employees hand harvesting Sangiovese Grosso. Consider that grape yields were down by 20 to 40 percent depending on the area. ~ Fires in Montalcino as far as the eye can see ~. and, Vintage between: It was very unusual, because not only vineyards in low elevation got damaged by the frost, but also some locations like our Bossolasco Contratto vineyards at 700 meters a.s.l. John Fodera has been writing about Italian wines since 2010. "iifNoImage": "defaultimage", Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else. Grazie Giorgio! This scenario is something that I, or any of the farmers that I know, have ever experienced. But like the frosts, Mother Nature is fickle and unpredictable. "redirectClickTo": "results_page", "autocomplete": { "results" : { "enabled": 0, "googleOnly": 0, We will start with Nebbiolo this weekend and should have all the fruit in by the middle of September, which is exactly one month earlier than normal. Thus 2017 has captured enough water in the ground for the fruit to ripen. First of all, 2003 was a dry vintage from the beginning of the year onwards, while this year we have had big amounts of snow in January and February, followed by a lot of rain until the end of May. Vintage Score Drink Window Description; Vintage 2017: Score 93: Drink Window Drink or hold: Description. "resultitemheight": "auto", I think that the next two/three weeks will be very critical for late red varieties. 86C 2014: Italy: Friuli (Collio) Caution, may be too old. "on_click": 0, } Vintage guide: Tuscany 2006 2006 vintage guide for Italy Tuscany. He told me:  “Giovanni, after 2009 and 2011 with the extended heat, temperature spikes and lack of rain, I thought I had seen it all. The same rang true for Ornellaia and many others. Case Lots. Join Fine Vintage Ltd for a luxury wine tasting tour vacation in Tuscany, Italy hosted by Master of Wine, James Cluer. But in this update, we see Lisini only finished this week. Only the most experienced were able to navigate it successfully. Getty. They showed impressive intensity and purity as well as a buttress of rich tannins and tension. And even in Chianti Classico, while some producers are finished in the southern communes, many producers in Radda are still harvesting. Depending upon your outlook,  Vendemmia 2017 will go down in the diary of grape harvests as a year to be forgotten, or never to be forgotten. Italy Tuscany/Chianti and Chianti Classico Return to All Regions. Experience the Mille Miglia 2021 in a legendary Alfa Romeo classic car On this trip, you gain a first-hand and hands-on impression of automotive history. Finally the heat broke and temperatures normalized somewhat ranging between the 80’s and low 90’s, but the stress on the grapes could not be repaired. "lang": "en" Advanced Search. Quite simply,  it has been a year of remarkable extremes never before seen across Italy. A bit north in Chianti Classico, Valeria Losi from Querciavalle sent this image of Trebbiano that came in last week. 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