All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
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Wine vintage rating 1942

What was the vintage 1942 like?

1942 showed better weather than the year before. The year had a good spring and summer but a wet September to maturity. The strong tannins of the wines are sometimes drowned out by acidity. There are always good wines, but they are handpicked and now extremely rare.
Very rarely do we find good Italian wines in a cellar stock. If then actually always from Piedmont (i.e. Barolo and Barbaresco). In 1942, medium-heavy but fine wines were produced there, elegant and silky.

Weather in the year 1942

The winter was the third in a row with very low temperatures. In January and especially February there was severe frost with plenty of snow.

In April there was a sudden change to summer weather. Temperatures during the summer were average. But it stayed very dry.

Rain fell in September, October became sunnier and warmer again.

The current stock of wines from the 1942 vintage

All wines from the 1942 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1942

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 1942 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.

The filling level is decisive for the value. Upper shoulder to base neck is required. Medium shoulder is only acceptable for extremely rare, already valuable wines.