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Wine vintage rating 2019

What was the vintage 2019 like?

2019 A long hot summer in Bordeaux. Some moisture in September did not harm the grapes. Excellent aromatic maturity was achieved. From June onwards, warm, dry weather with cool nights prevailed in Piedmont, ideal for the Nebbiolo grapes to slowly ripen. Late onset of spring in Tuscany followed by a stable summer with not too much drought stress. Very balanced wines.
In Germany in 2019 there were again the meanwhile frequent losses due to frost in spring. The summer was a little cooler than the year before and not quite as dry. Rainfall at the time of harvest necessitated strict selection of the grapes. Another year with very good quality but very small quantities.

Weather in the year 2019

First a classic winter with snowfall that ended very early, in mid-February. It quickly got very warm. On 02/29 a heat record of almost 32°C was reached in southern France. In April, the hot weather continued.

The month of May brought some cold days, partly with frosty nights. From mid-June, high summer began with very warm days and extreme drought. The previous temperature record from 2003 has now been surpassed. The Loire dried up almost completely.

It stayed very warm until autumn. The intense summer was only briefly interrupted by brief rainfall and a drop in temperature.

The current stock of wines from the 2019 vintage

All wines from the 2019 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 2019

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 2019 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.