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Wine vintage rating 1958

What was the vintage 1958 like?

1958 a vintage for Italian wines. For Barolo, Barbaresco it's an annata grande - a great vintage, very good in Tuscany too. The year 1958 produced top wines in Piedmont. The very good conditions there allowed the production of Barolo in the highest quality levels Riserva and Riserva Speciale (in the case of Barolo, these quality levels, which require a longer aging period, are not produced in every vintage).
On the other hand, the lower concentration of acidity and tannins in Bordeaux 1958 produced wines that reached their peak quite early. Only a few really good bottles come from Bordeaux and Burgundy.
Not all wines age well and can be stored for a very long time. Elaborate work in the vineyard, strict selection of the grapes, manual harvesting at the right time of ripeness and meticulous procedures in the wine cellar are only performed by the classic wineries in the traditional wine regions. This is where the necessary awareness of quality comes from our own history. The winegrowers in La Morra and Monforte (Piedmont), in Greve (Chianti) and in Pauillac and Saint Emilion (Bordeaux) have known how good wines are made for 200 years.

Weather in the year 1958

The year began inconsistently - snow, record heat, cold again until March. April frost in Bordeaux. The summer in France was damp and cool. Conditions in Italy were exactly the opposite: a warm, dry summer for perfect grape ripening.

The current stock of wines from the 1958 vintage

All wines from the 1958 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1958

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 1958 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.