The 2009 harvest for the Frescobaldi wine estates concluded definitively on October 9 with the arrival in the cellars of fruit from its Sangiovese grapes from the Montesodi vineyard. The final results are quite positive with respect to overall fruit quality. Spring followed the pattern set in recent years, with heavy rains that presented a challenge to the vineyard crews tending the vines and protecting them against fungal attacks, but at least the rains built up groundwater reserves. The even, well-paced weather conditions mean 2009 wines of significant elegance and guaranteed cellarability. In contrast to the spring rains, summer brought mild, sunny weather, right into autumn. Light rains arrived in mid-September, but did nothing to harm the sound health of the grapes nor the excellent levels of ripeness.
90 Points - WIne Enthusiast Magazine
90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine