2015 "La Ricolma" Merlot di Toscana, San Giusto a Rentennano
This, climatically, was an extraordinary year. Springtime and early summer temperatures and rainfall were within the standard values; as from the first days of July temperatures rose sharply and the weather remained warm and sunny up to the 9th of August, when a heavy thunderstorm caused a sharp temperature drop. It then rained twice again during the same month, the total amount of rain received summing up to 100 mm. During September and throughout harvest time the weather was fine; air and soil moisture were available in quantities sufficient to prevent the fruit from suffering any dehydration problem.
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