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Wine vintage rating 2013

What was the vintage 2013 like?

2013 Flowering delayed by three weeks, trickling and small berries leading to yield losses, then the sudden onset of midsummer alternating with storms. In the last phase of grape ripening, botrytis appeared more frequently. In the past, such weather conditions would have turned into a fiasco. Today, the top wineries afford a large, well-rehearsed team who, with strict grape selection, only harvest the completely ripe berries.
Good vintage with very small volumes in Burgundy.
The vegetation cycle started late in Champagne. In the further course up to the grape harvest, however, it remained dry. Excellent champagne vintage.
A very good vintage in Piedmont. The grapes developed optimally in a warm September with cool nights and resulted in a fruity, cool wine style. Tuscany produced perfect, aromatic wines under optimal conditions.

Weather in the year 2013

A winter with lots of snow all over France. Heavy frosts kept coming with the snow. The winter and the cold dragged on for a long time until the beginning of April. Then it suddenly got very warm for 10 days. Wind from the Sahara caused early summer temperatures. The vegetation started.

A significant deterioration in weather at the end of April, which continued through May, with fresh, rainy weather was very unfavorable for the flowering of the vines. Overall, 2013 was a rainy, wintry spring.

June remained cool and often stormy. A real summer then prevailed throughout July. It got hot and dry. August was also warm, interrupted by a few heavy rains. A hot September marked the end of the vegetation cycle.

The current stock of wines from the 2013 vintage

All wines from the 2013 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 2013

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 2013 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.