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Wine vintage rating 1964

What was the vintage 1964 like?

1964 Grand St.Emilion and Pomerol Year. There are vintages where the differences within the wine region from community to community are clear. With hail and rain, with frost, local differences can be easily explained. The different quality between the Bordeaux appellations of the left bank (Médoc) and the right bank (St.Emilion and Pomerol) in a year like 1964 has another reason. The dominant grape variety in Médoc is Cabernet Sauvignon, while St. Emilion and Pomerol are dominated by the Merlot grape variety. Merlot ripens earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1964, at the time of the harvest, heavy rain began when Merlot had already been harvested, while the other grape varieties in the vineyards suffered greatly.
In Italy, 1964 is considered an excellent vintage, perfect in Tuscany, a great vintage - grande annata declared for Barolo and Barbaresco in Piedmont. Accordingly, Riserva and Riserva Speciale are frequently encountered in Piedmontese wines in 1964.

Weather in the year 1964

The winter was cold and returned once more with snowfall in March. Spring and early summer remained cool, but a pronounced heat wave with high temperatures set in in mid-July. In Burgundy in particular it was unusually warm.

Bordeaux got a hot, very dry summer, barring some downpours in late July.

The weather deteriorated for the harvest. October turned stormy and brought the first snow in the north.

The current stock of wines from the 1964 vintage

All wines from the 1964 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1964

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 1964 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.