In Tuscany, 1982 yielded results that differed widely from one production zone to the next. In the Montalcino area, it was considered good but not exceptional, while in the Carmignano area the situation was the opposite. At Monsanto, 1982 was a vintage of excellent structure with a special elegance and equilibrium. The growing season was remarkably uniform and the light rainfall in September spared the estate. Climatic conditions assured excellent ripening with less acidity than average compared to an outstanding ratio of polyphenols and sugar.