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Wine vintage rating 1957

What was the vintage 1957 like?

The 1957 wine year - first dry in the spring, then frost, a cool August and a hot September - October for the harvest. 1957 - How should the vintage be rated? First of all: the year 1957 is now very, very long ago. It depends on the state of preservation of each individual bottle. It is therefore of no use if we know that this and that region and this and that winery were very good in 1957 if the bottle was poorly stored and comes to us in a pitiful condition. We only offer you really good bottles.
In principle, it must also be a high-quality 1957 wine so that it can even be said to have storability. A winery with a long famous history, with excellent soil, so a classic old value is suitable. It should be a wine that is still important today.
Then there are vintages that were perfect in all classic wine regions and vintages that were poor everywhere. And vintages that were different in each region. 1957 was difficult in Bordeaux, better to sometimes very good in Italy in Piedmont and Toscana, good in Burgundy and very good on the Rhône. With good bottles, you will find port wine notes, perhaps something oxidative, when you taste them. Many Bordeaux have a present acidity. The wine often appears restrained and fragile. Very nice, drinkable wines come from wineries that strictly selected the harvest, which was not common at the time.
Because the vintage was so different depending on the location, our range of 1957 wines is up-to-date and, in retrospect, quite diverse. Many big names never appeared, but there were a few outsiders. Conclusion: Perfect bottles from 1957 beautifully show the character of the vintage. A part of adventure is always part of the tasting.

Weather in the year 1957

A very mild winter ended with violent storms. Then came a cold May and a rainy June. At the beginning of July, a heat wave with very dry weather set in, but this did not last long and turned into a wet, rather chilly July.

The current stock of wines from the 1957 vintage

All wines from the 1957 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1957

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 1957 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.