|Vintage of 2009 in Chianti Classico area||31 October 2009|
A fairly balanced season and an early autumn sun warmed bode well for 2009's Black Rooster meanwhile celebrated the successes of 2005 and 2006 obtained from some of the most important international critics.
Now that the grapes and finally into the cellar and can speak calmly of a good vintage of Chianti Classico. Optimistic predictions abounded in previous weeks, but the belief of facing a "very good" 2009, we have these days, touch the fruit of patient work of recent months: the grapes, in fact, arrived in the cellar in good shape, thanks to a fairly balanced season, especially until June. The hot summer this year and it was well tackled by land until mid-June has enjoyed an excellent rainfall. Even the prolonged high temperatures during the first weeks of September did not alter the balance secured by a wide temperature range, from late August onwards that gave the plants cool temperatures at night.
A balance also confirmed in September that he saw, after the expected arrival of the rain decided the return of the sun through which the grapes could be completed in most of the Chianti vineyards, optimal ripeness. The favorable seasonal pattern has thus provided the best conditions to bring mature fruits in the cellar, the right acidity and a good aromatic complexity. From the quantitative point of view is expected that production should not deviate much from that of last year (268,000 hl). Pallanti: "The grapes have arrived in store at its best. Nature will give way now witness the work of man, Chianti producers, who now have formed several years Chianti Classico wines, recognized and rewarded throughout the world. "
The most recent awards come from the United States only a few weeks ago and was the prestigious U.S. magazine Wine Spectator to reward good 18 Chianti Classico 2006 with over 92 points of the peaks of 95/96, are over 50 Chianti Classico 2005 and 2006 that have scored over 90 points in the note head "Wine Advocate" directed by Robert Parker. Were over 11, but the Chianti Classico wines awarded by L'Espresso guide, another first in our name. "
In a market situation like the present, these results give a new strength and convey optimism to growers in the area.
The 2009 vintage in Chianti Classico encourages further: after the first signs of recovery with renewed confidence the producers expect a full exit from the current economic crisis, when the new vintage of Black Rooster can be enhanced also by the full numbers.
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