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Wine vintage rating 1977

What was the vintage 1977 like?
1977 had extreme swings from very difficult to very good - depending on the region. Inexpensive and great Tuscany (Chianti and Brunello), interesting good Burgundy.
The year 1977 was one of the problematic ones in Bordeaux: frost in April and sustained rainfall throughout the growing season inevitably led to a small wine harvest. Only selected wineries advisable. The best 1977 is Château Haut Brion.
Burgundy had no frost, then lots of rain until July, a sunny August and again thunderstorms with too much rain and a nice September/October for the harvest. Famous wineries fell short of expectations. Those who strictly selected and harvested late could produce very nice wines.
Piedmont was also difficult in 1977. Comparatively few 1977 Barolo and Barbaresco are on a good level. On the other hand, there is excellent news from Tuscany. Tignanello from the Marchesi di Antinori was perfect and the first so-called Super Tuscan, Le Pergole Torte, made purely from Sangiovese, came onto the market. Very good Chianti are possible.

Weather in the year 1977

The year as a whole was too cool. There was also frost in April. The affected vineyards can sprout again, but the quality of the grapes from these plots remains low. As always with this phenomenon, the wineries are affected by the frost to varying degrees. This results in large differences in vintage quality from winery to winery.

In summer there was repeated rainfall, September was dry and warmer than average.

The current stock of wines from the 1977 vintage

All wines from the 1977 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1977

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 1977 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.