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Vintage Chart for Chianti Classico

2018Variable across region but may be relatively better than in Montalcino.
2017   Reduced yields but potentially high quality, although summer was extremely hot.
2016 *** Excellent vintage for Chianti, with rich wines. "I have never seen a vintage like this," says Renzo Cotarella of Antinori.
2015 *** Sunny, hot summer—one of the hottest vintages to date—gave well-structured, rich wines. Some producers called it the vintage of the century.
2014 * Cool, wet summer saved by September; wines range from elegant to green.
2013 * A tight vintage, ranging from elegant to lean.
2012 ** Well structured wines generally giving a firm impression.
2011 *** A good start to the decade, ripe and rich.
2010 ** Relatively fresh vintage, early drinking.
2009 * Rain at start and end of season gave lighter wines.
2008   Average vintage, weakened by rain during season.

 

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