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Wine vintage rating 1976

What was the vintage 1976 like?
1976 was a good vintage. The warmth and dryness of the year sometimes led to euphoria. Especially in Germany, the noble sweet, heavy wines were rated highly.
The early maturity of the wines offers a fascinating extract sweetness, even in red wines that are actually dry. Many wines from Bordeaux and Piedmont are characterized by it in 1976. The red Burgundies are stronger in tannins.

Weather in the year 1976

A cold winter and a very sunny, warm spring and beginning of summer initially brought the grapes ripening perfectly.

The fact that the vintage was only a good average is due to the later combination of very warm but sometimes too humid weather. Especially in the final phase of the ripening of the grapes and during the harvest, too much rain is poison. Then only very strict selection helps, i.e. it depends entirely on the work of the winery. The harvest took place very early, from mid-September, and dense, high-alcohol wines were produced, which show a great deal of maturity in today's tasting.

The current stock of wines from the 1976 vintage

All wines from the 1976 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1976

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 1976 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.