Does Vintage Matter?
- When climate is very crazy, vintage matters most in wine growing regions.
- Vintage matters most when traders/consumers are buying wine to age. The best vintages create wines that have high levels of tannin and acidity, both are preservatives when thinking about the age-worthiness of a wine.
Remember vintage years acts as an indicator, a happy, helpful guideline when looking for wines. There are very few vintages that could determine certain year’s wines were poor as a whole. In the meanwhile, producer, vineyard vigilance, and winemaker adjustments can often balance and actively redeem bad weather conditions.