Chianti Rufina DOCG 2019 Vintage: See Chianti Rufina DOCG.

Growing season: Federico Giuntini Masseti of Fattoria Selvapiana described 2019 as one of those ‘unique vintages where the growing season was close to perfect.’

In this conversation with David Gleave MW, his UK importer Federico compared 2019 to the legendary vintage of 1985, where ‘everything [came] at the right time,’ in this conversation with David Gleave MW, his UK importer. Federico described 2019 thus: ‘The growing season was close to perfect. Unique. Good winter rainfall. Very good spring. Good rain in the summer. Wide night-day temperature differences. Late picking. Good yields too. Wines often with 13% alc which in recent years had become rare. Best vintage since 1999 and 1985.’