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Snooth User: Ruelle Albert Castro

Is vintage still taken seriously by vintners nowadays?

Posted by Ruelle Albert Castro, Jan 18, 2015.

I just noticed that many wines nowadays carry the year they were harvested but the price are within reach... 

 

Are vintners still taking wine vintage seriously? Thanks!

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Reply by dvogler, Jan 18, 2015.

Yes they do, in my humble opinion.  There are wine producers making blends of several vintages and you don't see a year on the label.  There's been some discussion on the forum recently about non-vintage wines.  Personally, I think it's important because growing years can be radically different.  I live in British Columbia and I know 2010 and 2011 were cooler and wetter than most years.  There are still some decent wines from those years, but generally, I am avoiding them now as 2012 was fantastic.  I guess if you can blend vintages and make something nice and people will buy it, why not?  It's not for me though.

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Reply by GregT, Jan 18, 2015.

"I just noticed that many wines nowadays carry the year they were harvested but the price are within reach... 

Are vintners still taking wine vintage seriously? Thanks!"

The two sentences are unrelated. Most wines have a vintage date.

As to whether it's taken seriously, let's say you have a nice warm sunny year. Next year you have frost, rain all summer, and hail just when you start harvesting.

Would the wine maker take that seriously? Nope. He'd just fix it up good.

But you and I probably wouldn't want that wine.


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