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We haven’t had a torrid summer in the Chianti Classico territory this year. Although some occurences of so-called “water bombs” (that hit the earth like small hurricanes) have left vintners and extra virgin olive oil producers holding their breath, fortunately, there hasn’t been damage.

On one hand, extremely hot days that make the earth crack were a few. On the other, it wasn’t humid, so the risk of mold was low. The light wind gently caressed the grapes that were maturing on the vine.

As most of us know, we cannot still claim victory, not until the last grape has entered the wine cellar safely and has begun its journey to the grape stalk separator.

For now the weather has been favorable; and that certainly is a great start for our wonderful Sangiovese. Less than a month remains. Let’s cross our fingers and look to the skies.