All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.  493025563300

Wine vintage chart 1940

What was the vintage 1940 like?

1940 With such an old vintage, each bottle must be considered individually. The weather conditions in 1940 were significantly better than the year before. There was a little too much rain. The grapes took a long time to ripen. The vintage conditions are visible afterwards at the time of the harvest (at Château Haut Brion late 26.09.-05.10.1940)
But the famous 1er Grand Cru winery in particular shows how a wine can age: truffles and mushrooms for an elegant bouquet, tannins still present, which makes the wine short.
In 1940 Italy was still a wine country and quite rustic. Very, very rarely, bottles that are in really good condition appear that have survived happily in a wine cellar.

Weather in the year 1940

The year began with severe frost. Several cold spells followed one another.

July and August were rather cool. At least August was dry. But in September there was a lot of rain.

The current stock of wines from the 1940 vintage

All wines from the 1940 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1940

Good filling levels, good wine quality

The fill level of an old vintage wine reveals important information on the drinkability of the wine.
Of course, the good condition of a wine from an old vintage depends on excellent storage. Above all, the wine must not have frequently changed cellars. Ideally, the wine will have rested in one and the same wine cellar.

But also the cork that sits in each individual bottle is very important. A perfect cork has few pores and keeps the wine stable. If an inferior cork happens to have been used in a bottle, the porous surface will begin to soak up wine and allow micro-quantities of the liquid to evaporate over the decades. Poor fill levels are the result.

A poor fill level therefore also indicates a high risk that the wine bottle could soon begin to leak.

The fill levels explained:
In the bottle neck (high fill to base neck) about 2 cm is perfect for wines.
Top and upper shoulder, ([very] top shoulder), approx. 3 cm is very good for very old wines.
Medium shoulder (mid shoulder), about 4 cm is only acceptable for rare top wines and in individual cases.
Everything below the red line should not be offered any more.

Wine rating

Do you have a 1940 vintage in your wine cellar and would you like to know how much it is worth?

Here are a few tips: in order to still have any value, the bottle must be leakproof. The wine must not be cloudy. It should be of good quality (not supermarket wine).

Search for the wine online without specifying the vintage. If it is a well-known winery, you will find the wine immediately and also the price you have to pay for the current vintage. If the current wine costs from EUR 20.00 upwards, that's a good sign.