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Wine vintage rating 1952

What was the vintage 1952 like?

The 1952 wine year - Italy very good. Even better in Piedmont than in Tuscany. When we visit wine cellars that are offered to us, we can often understand the evaluation of a vintage by the bottles that have been put through. An exceptionally good vintage is stored in larger numbers. If there are very old wines, then Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara from the 1952 vintage are guaranteed.
Bordeaux was mixed. People were particularly satisfied on the right bank (St. Emilion and Pomerol) and in Graves. The owner of Cheval Blanc, Madame Fourcaud-Laussac, spoke of an uncomplicated birth of her wine. Overall, the weather was very favorable over the course of the year, only rainfall during the grape harvest caused difficulties.
A very good vintage in Burgundy with stable, well-structured wines

Weather in the year 1952

An average good spring brought the first major dry period in June.

There were a few rain showers in the summer, which were good for grape growth. Otherwise July and August were very hot.

September then became cool and occasionally led to quality losses in Bordeaux if grapes that were not fully ripe were harvested too early.

The current stock of wines from the 1952 vintage

All wines from the 1952 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1952

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 1952 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.