Rare vintage wine of the year 1986
Vintage wines of 1986 from the most famous wineries of Bordeaux and Burgundy, Piedmont and Tuscany.
The ability of a wine to age is influenced by factors like wine region and the quality of soils, the grape variety and the winemaking.
The condition that the wine is kept in after bottling, the cellaring of the wine is very important too.
Only few wines are capable of aging well. Only the best wines from valuable vineyards have a high aging potential.
The vineyards of the classified chateaux of Medoc, the Grand Cru Classés, have deep gravel soils with an excellent drainage.
Here the aristocratic grape varities Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot found ideal conditions. Their vines are 30-70 years old!
In Piedmont the small single vineyards of the best producer of Barolo and Barbaresco are planted with Nebbiolo.
The wine region around the villages of Barolo, La Morra, Neive and Barbaresco create classical long-living red wines.
Nebbiolo wines require years of aging to balance the tannins with other characteristics.
All the wines of 1986 have optimal level, color, label and cork. The bottles are stored in ideal temperature and controlled conditions.
Our wines are stored on our own stock at Antik Wein and are ready for immediate shipment.
You can select and order here your vintage wine of the year 1986.
With every old vintage wine of the year 1986 you get a certificate: this certificate guarantees the authenticity, origin and quality of this wine of 1986.
Furthermore guarantees that this bottle was filled in the year 1986 and since then the originals capsule, cork and label were never replaced.
All the wines offered are from the indicated year of 1986. The vintage year 1986 of the wine is clearly visible on the original wine-label.
Excellent winemaking is an important factor to create every year wines with longvity. At the most famous estates the winemakers will reduce yields, select strickly and thin grape cluster.
But this work have to be in a good balance.
Christian Moueix, who started crop thinning at Chateau Petrus in 1973 comments, We need to crop thin in Bordeaux. Of course, when we crop thin usually in July we don’t know what the weather will be like in August and September.
We have a feeling, we have a weather pattern, I will say, by that time and we adapt the level of crop thinning to the feeling of the vintage.
If we are in a rainy year, we crop thin more severely, if we are in a hot year we crop thin a little less severely.
Paul Pontallier, Technical Director at Chateau Margaux explains that crop thinning in Bordeaux is a more recent practice, We at Margaux were the first to crop thin in the Medoc and that was in 1986.
We had the experience of Petrus doing it for a few years. We try to keep our yield reasonably low because we never know if the conditions are going to be good or not.
Jean-Michel Cazes discusses his yield guidelines at Lynch Bages: We try to get 50h/h. We look at the parcels before the harvest and when we see that yields might go over that limit, we discard the excess grapes.
We try to green harvest at the time when the grapes become red (veraison) so that we can see which clusters are riper than others and get rid of the ones which are still green.
Bruno Prats from Chateau Cos D’Estournel practices green harvesting only on young vines, While their vigor is a little too strong, he says.
It is a substitute when you have vines which are too vigorous and you want to artificially reduce the yield. It’s like pushing the gas pedal and the brake at the same time.
It’s better not to use the brake and put in a little less gas. He adds that to really achieve quality, You must have a naturally low yield. We don’t have to do it on the old vines which normally produce low yields.
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