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Wine vintage rating 1978

What was the vintage 1978 like?

1978 In the Bordeaux wine region, the weather in the first half of the year was unsatisfactorily cold and then too wet, but when it mattered, August turned to be warm and dry. Elegant, classic red wines were produced if they were not harvested too early for fear of new rain. Château Cheval Blanc waited until October 9th to start harvesting and produced one of the best wines of 1978.
Burgundy had an excellent 1978 vintage, rather weighty and aromatic. In Italy, especially in Piedmont, temperatures were higher in 1978 and one of the best vintages of the 1970s emerged.

Weather in the year 1978

The beginning of the year in particular was cool. Sometimes there was frost damage to the vines in the northern wine regions.

The slower pace of growth was offset by the low precipitation weather. The grapes were able to ripen in peace.

The second half of the growing cycle became warmer and it remained dry. In the northern Italian growing areas, the temperatures even rose above average.

The current stock of wines from the 1978 vintage

All wines from the 1978 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1978

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 1978 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.