The winter was quite mild in 2015, the temperature went below freezing for only a few days. Rainfall was higher than the average from the previous 10 years and this gave a good water reserve for the summer. Spring was moderate too with temperature around 2°C above average with regular rainfall. Summer was hot with low rainfall: the temperature in July was close to 38°C for several days, but no hydric stress occurred, thanks to the water reserve after the abundant rainfall in winter and spring and thanks to the peculiar soil of Monsanto (galestro). This optimal weather trend led to a vintage characterized by considerable quantity and very high quality. The phenolic ripening of Sangiovese was perfect in all the vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon was picked as the last grape on October 14th.
The 2015 vintage has a great potential for ageing.