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Wine vintage rating 2000

What was the vintage 1960 like?

1960 Wines from this vintage are extremely rare today. On the one hand, because 1960 was completely overshadowed by the century vintages 1959 and 1961 and was therefore rarely stored. On the other hand, the greatest asset of the best wine regions is also their greatest risk: the highest quality wines need a temperate climate, but if the summer stays too cool like in 1960, the grapes don't ripen well enough. The weather in 1960 was actually quite good at first. Only the cool August prevented the perfect ripening of the grapes.
The 1960s wines went unnoticed, mainly due to the sensational quality of the 1959 and 1961 wines. Very good 1960s wines are therefore difficult to track down in the rarity wine trade. Wines with excellent fill level and healthy color are interesting. Recommended Barolo from the top locations of Piedmont such as Cannubi. Once again, Château Mouton Rothschild was one of the best 1960s wines. A good balance between fruit and tannins. In Italy, the Toscana had advantages - to be more precise, it simply got more heat. The top chinanti are often still stable.

Weather in the year 1960

Deep frost with minus 20°C at the beginning of 1960. In February a heat wave from the Sahara reached southern France (plus 30°C). In Burgundy there were the typical frosty nights at the end of April and beginning of May. The flowering was initially very attractive, but from June the weather was cool and wet.

The wineries waited as long as possible to let the grapes ripen better. Very late harvest produced aromatic, light wines (alcohol content mostly around 12°).

If the harvest was very strict and the unripe grapes were sorted out and a very low yield was accepted, fine wines could still be produced.

The current stock of wines from the 2000 vintage

All wines from the 2000 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 2000

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 2000 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.