Chianti Rufina DOCG 1996 Vintage: See Chianti Rufina DOCG.

Growing season: ‘The Spring and Summer season of 1996 were particularly favorable for the vegetative development of the vines in Tuscany. Flowering, budding and fruit set all occurred 15 days earlier than usual. When rains during the beginning of October threatened to compromise the promising vintage, we took the necessary precautions to assure the health of grapes: defoliation, pruning of excess grapes and a regular control of potential diseases,’ according to the Castello Nipozzano vintage report.