All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.  493025563300

Wine vintage rating 2008

What was the vintage 2008 like?

2008 A classic vintage throughout, with a leisurely growth phase that started very early and then slowed noticeably due to changeable weather, resulting in a late harvest.
Classic, i.e. storable but already very easy to drink with the smaller and medium-sized châteaux (the large châteaux are the 1er and 2eme Grand Cru Classé). Classic soft burgundy vintage.
Legendary vintage in Champagne thanks to a perfect late summer. In Piedmont, the wait for the grape harvest was extremely long in order to take advantage of the perfect October weather. Previously, the course of the year was changeable with a lot of humidity and therefore intensive work in the vineyard. In Tuscany the weather was a little too cool to produce an excellent vintage. Austria: The summer was moderate, only at the end of August did a period of fine weather with high temperatures set in, which saved the vintage.

Weather in the year 2008

Spring came very early, basically at the beginning of February. Accordingly, it blossomed. After plenty of snow fell again, early summer set in in mid-May.

The first half of summer was warm, but at the end of July temperatures dropped and the rest of the summer became very rainy.

September stayed quite cool.

The current stock of wines from the 2000 vintage

All wines from the 2000 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 2000

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 2000 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.