We have reached the end of the harvest of 2019, the 51st for our winery.
This year the vine’s vegetal cycle was a bit extended probably because of May month that was so cold and rainy, which resulted in the wines ‘stopping’ in their growth for a couple of days until the weather improved. The sun then arrived in June and lasted for the summer months with an exception for a day of rain here and there which, in any case, was necessary. Then, precipitations became more frequent at the beginning of September. The last few days of September were warm and sunny which allowed the grapes to finish the ripening process on the vines.
Was it a very good harvest then? We really think so, the harvest lasted for three days and the grapes that were pressed and then pumped into the tanks for fermentation were in a perfect phytosanitary condition. There was no sign of mold or any other disease, the grapes were intact, well hydrated and not burned.
The Potential Alcohol (PA) is not heightened, considering the sugar content of between 13,5% and 14,5%, as happened in the last few years when we went beyond 15%. The acidity that is within the correct limits will give freshness and longevity to the wines.
We want to give a special thanks to all those who helped the Sieni family during this year’s harvest: Vullnet, Alice, Matteo, Caterina, Elisa, Miriam, Simone, Cosimo, Alessandro, Nicole, Vittoria, Gioele, Pietro, Pierguido, Lulvera, Vlora, Fabio, Lorenzo, Giovanni, B.
For those of you who are impatient to taste the wines from this year’s harvest, unfortunately, you will need to wait until 2021 for Chianti Classico Annata, until 2022 for Chianti Classico Riserva and Monteficalle, and until 2024 for Chianti Classico Gran Selezione!