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Wine vintage rating 2016

What was the vintage 2016 like?

2016 is again considered an excellent vintage. The weather conditions were changeable and complicated for the wineries. Nevertheless, the expectations of the vintage are high. The effort put in today can very well remedy problems with moisture and defective grapes that require strict selection. A strong tannic structure in the Bordeaux, good freshness for excellent complexity - 2016 is compared to the 2010 vintage.
Very good vintage in Champagne. As in the previous year, a perfect growing season with lots of sun and little rain in Piedmont. In Tuscany, too, the already perfect year in 2016 was exceeded once again - a warm, long summer with cool nights laid the foundation for this.

Weather in the year 2016

There was a lot of snow at the beginning of the year, followed by very stormy weeks. It stays cold until mid-March and there is still snow in many places. It doesn't get warm in the south-west until the end of March. At the turn of the month from April to May, winter returns once more in the north, while it gets really warm in the south.

Little sun in the north, in the south one hot period begins to follow the other in June. Temperatures in Bordeaux reach 40°C. The heat and drought are getting worse. July and August 2016 make the summer in France the driest since 1959.

The weather does not change until September 15 with severe weather. In Germany, spring began early in March and late frosts in April resulted in significant crop losses. In the summer, hot, very dry periods alternated with rainfall, so that a lot of work had to be put into the vineyards. The grape harvest had optimal conditions. Small quantities, very good quality.

The current stock of wines from the 2016 vintage

All wines from the 2016 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 2016

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 2016 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.