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Wine vintage rating 1967

What was the vintage 1967 like?

Perfect in 1967 in Italy. Both Piedmont and Tuscany. Very good in France. Barolo and Barbaresco, but also Gattinara can be very good. Likewise Brunello di Montalcino and the few top wineries in the Chianti wine region. In 1967, Piedmont was still largely wine-growing country. The wine production very rustical. That is why the old, classic and therefore larger wineries are to be preferred. As in Bordeaux, the same applies to Barolo and Barbaresco: only 5-8% of the winegrowers have the best soil to press really good wines. If you rummage through Antik Wein's wine cellar, you will keep coming across the same famous names of the time, such as Marchesi di Barolo, Fontanafredda, Damilano, Nervi, etc.
In Bordeaux, a differentiation must be made for 1967. It was rather cool over the course of the year, albeit dry, with July being hotter than average. Early ripening grape varieties (Merlot) had an advantage. The right bank with St Emilion and Pomerol coped better with the cool, dry year. The grape variety Merlot dominates there and it ripens earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon. Therefore, on the left bank, in the Médoc, the St. Estephe wines are quite good, as are the wines from Médoc and Haut-Médoc, which are also characterized by Merlot. In addition, the highest quality sites in the 1967 vintage perform better, e.g. the wines from Pauillac, the home of Latour, Lafite and Mouton.

Weather in the year 1967

Notable for the weather of 1967 was the regular occurrence of severe weather and storms - in March, May, June, October and November. Late April, early May late frost with considerable damage in Champagne. On June 25th and 26th, eight tornadoes raced across Europe.

The summer remained cool but mostly dry. It was significantly warmer in Italy and the wine regions were spared the storms.

The current stock of wines from the 1967 vintage

All wines from the 1967 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1967

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 1967 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.