All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
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Wine vintage rating 1965

What was the vintage 1965 like?

1965 There are very few really good wines from the vintage, but there are. Reading the description of the year, one is prepared for nothing but catastrophes. In fact, good wines are lucky strikes, in most of Europe's vineyards the grapes did not ripen properly.
Spring was actually good, but from June to September the weather was cold at first and then got worse. A late harvest in October yielded low-alcohol wines. And yet there are always single bottles in perfect condition, balanced, with good fruit and a convincing bouquet. Lots of scent, less body. Wineries in Bordeaux that do well even in difficult vintages: Ducru Beaucaillou, Pichon Comtesse, Latour. At that time, the classic, large wineries worked most reliably in Barolo: Marchesi di Barolo, Fontanafredda, Villadoria.

Weather in the year 1965

The year began with a long winter. Plenty of snow fell in March. On the other hand, spring was exceptionally dry until the beginning of summer.

The summer stayed fresh throughout. No heat wave, no matter how short, set in. Temperatures stayed below 20°C in July. Again and again heavy rain in August and in September in the mountains the first snow.

The current stock of wines from the 1965 vintage

All wines from the 1965 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1965

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 1965 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.