Wine vintage rating 2007
2007 Very good Piedmont vintage with very nice Barolo and Barbaresco. 2007 is an excellent vintage for Piedmontese wines: elegant and rich in typical rose, liquorice and toasted aromas. It was a very hot year in Piedmont, with drought problems looming. Rain and cool nights in August saved the acidity and freshness of the wine. Excellent, dense red wines characterize 2007. In Tuscany, the warmer regions like Montalcino produced dense, early-ripening wines.
Bordeaux is seen as problematic, with a wet summer partly offset by a September of very good weather. The 2007 wines were left out for a while - now famous wines can be drunk very well at affordable prices. Burgundy produced very classic wines - soft and elegant.
Weather in the year 2007
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.