The 2021 vintage began with a rather hot March which was followed by a sharp drop in temperature at the beginning of April. Fortunately, this did not cause much damage to the buds. April and May were characterised by lower than average temperatures and plenty of rain. Summer was very hot and there was very little rainfall. From mid-August temperatures became milder with little rain continuing. The harvest began slightly earlier than usual.
Density: 2,200 vines/ac
The oldest Italian Wine appellation.
The first official document citing the Chianti wine is dated 1398. But it’s only in 1716 that the Granduke of Florence Cosimo III de’ Medici officialy sets the boundaries of the Chianti region where Chianti Classico wine is now produced (but not Chianti wine). Since 2007 Chianti Classico is made with up to 100% of Sangiovese and no more than 20% of other authorized red berry varieties of wich none should exceed 15% alone.