Wine vintage rating 1967
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.
Weather in the year 1967
Good filling levels, good wine quality
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.