How to use Vintages in a sentence
The hills of Tuscany, and of Monferrato in Piedmont, produce the most celebrated Italian vintages.
Hungary is one of the greatest wine-producing countries in Europe, and the quality of some of the vintages, especially that of Tokaj, is unsurpassed.
Until 1853 wine was the staple product, and although even the finest brand (known as Vidonia) never equalled the best Madeira vintages, it was largely consumed abroad, especially in England.
Of recent years (1896-1907) the only vintages which have been deficient as regards quantity are those of 1897, 1898, 1902 and 1903, but even in the most unfavourable of these years (1898) the quantity exceeded 700 million gallons.
This classification of the Medoc growths became necessary owing to the great variety of qualities produced and the distinct characteristic excellence of the individual vintages.Advertisement
The quality of the wines naturally varies considerably with the vintage; but it is almost invariably the case that the wines of successful vintages will contain practically the same relative proportions of their various constituents, although the absolute amounts present of these constituents may differ widely.
The tables below will give a fair idea of the variations which occur in the same wine as a result of different vintages, and the variations due to differences of growth " in the same vintage.
The principal claret vintages of modern times have been those of 1858, 1864, 1869, 1870, 1874, 1875, 1877, 1878, 1888, 1893, 1896, 1899 and 1900, while it was thought probable that many of the wines of 1904 to 1907 inclusive would turn out well.
From 1882 to 1886 inclusive, the vintages were almost total failures owing to mildew.
The wines are made entirely from white grapes, and the methods of collecting the latter, and of working them up Analyses of Chateau Lafite of Different Vintages.'Advertisement
The vinification of the Burgundy wines takes place in cuves of 500 to 2000 gallons capacity, and it has for very many years been the common practice in vintages in which the must is deficient in saccharine to ensure the stability of the wine by the addition of some sugar in the cuve.
The most famous vintages of recent times were those of 1847, 1851, 1863, 1868, 1870, 1873, 1878, 1881, 1884 and 1887.
The great inequalities observed in the different vintages and the exceptionally fine character of the wines in good years are, generally, due to the same cause, namely, to the geographical position of the vineyards.
The very great variations which are shown by the same growths of different vintages makes it impracticable in the case of the German white wines to give representative analyses of them.
Comparing the fine wines of the better vintages with, for instance, the red wines of the Gironde, the main features of interest are the relatively high proportions of acid and glycerin and the low proportion of tannin which they contain.Advertisement
Johannisberger, Steinberger, Riidesheimer, Marcobrunner, Hochheimer, Rauenthaler, Assmannsh fuser, and others - which enjoy the highest reputation amongst the vintages of Germany..
The trade of Alicante consists chiefly in the manufacture of cotton, linen and woollen goods, cigars and confectionery; the importation of coal, iron, machinery, manures, timber, oak staves and fish; and the exportation of lead, fruit, farm produce and red wines, which are sent to France for blending with better vintages.
Several premiers crus were on show, but not from exceptional vintages.
Throughout the 1990's there have been many successful vintages with 1995, 1996, and 1997 being consistently outstanding.
The French and the Belgians tend to buy only the lesser vintages, because they are guided partly by price.Advertisement
The truth is, roosters are favorite motifs in many styles, as well as vintages, of decorating.
Black Light Vintages has a range of vintage suits from the 1970s.
This great online site offers up tons of vintages looks and styles to satisfy even the most finicky of customers.
While the wines from the region are consistently good, certain vintages proved spectacular for producing delicious wines.
Try wines from 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2009 which proved to be very good vintages in the region.Advertisement
Cabral joined Williams Seylem after spending 11 vintages at varying Sonoma County wineries building his skill set.
Auction sites and some rare wine purveyors may have aged wines from early vintages, so if you're looking for that bottle of 1990 Chateau Latour, you'll likely find it online.
The 2004 is probably past its prime, but try to find this wine in later vintages.
Look for more recent vintages for best results.
Red wines from this vintage may have less aging potential than those from better vintages, like 1994 or 1997.Advertisement
Subsequent vintages were better in the Russian River Valley, and the Hayman & Hill wines from later vintages are rated slightly more highly.
Chances are, it is past its prime and you are better off purchasing later vintages of the same wine.
While the 2004 vintage may be past its prime, the 2008, 2009, and 2010 vintages are all very good wines, earning between 89 and 91 points from Wine Spectator.
If not, try later years, especially the magnificent 2007 and 2008 vintages.
However, other vintages from the region are extremely promising.Advertisement
Vintages from 2008 through 2010 were very good in Carneros, with the 2008 being an exceptional vintage for Chardonnay.
Fortunately, more recent vintages have yielded exceptional Chardonnays, as well.
In less favorable vintages, the Port is aged in small barrels and blended with other vintages.
Vintage Port is considered the highest quality of Port, made only in excellent vintages.
Often tawny Ports, the blending of juice multiple vintages leads to consistent flavor.Advertisement
White Port is made from multiple vintages of white grapes, and is fortified.
If you'd like to try a vintage Port, the following vintages were good to excellent in Douro Valley.
The wines you taste are also a step above, too…I tasted some older vintages of sparkling along with some out of magnums.
A "game plan" includes how to press (de-stem or whole-cluster), fermentation instructions and which barrels to use (different oak and toast)--all based on data from previous vintages and reflecting the current growing season.
A vertical tasting will compare a single winery's wine from different vintages.Advertisement
The point is to learn about the differences in the vintages rather than the difference in wineries.
Visitors will find some interesting vintages here, ranging from Dandelion and Strawberry Rhubarb wines to champagne made using a 400-year-old recipe from France.
A great deal of significance is given to wine vintages, because weather conditions in different regions during different years can affect the quality of the grapes.
In difficult vintages, only the truly skilled winemakers can make a good wine.
In this way, knowing about vintages is important when you are selecting wine.Advertisement
Champagne wines are usually blends of different vintages, although there is single-vintage Champagne made in good vintages by certain winemakers.
What makes Port unique, however, is the process by which it is made and aged using a solera system, which is a method of aging fortified wines and liquors by blending vintages.
Peruse the Wine Train wine shop to get a glimpse of the specialty vintages available onboard the train, and buy a bottle to share.
While most vintages of this wine are good, the 2005 and 2007 vintages are particular standouts.
The wine actually appreciates in value, with collectors seeking past years and vintages to taste.
What was it about those two vintages that make them special?
Which vintages are drinking well right now?
Of the older vintages, I am enjoying our 2005 "Diamond Mountain" Cabernet which we just re-released as a library offering.
The restaurant also serves breakfast and dinner daily and features an extensive wine list of California vintages.
Melvyn's also boasts two world-class wine cellars with premium vintages from around the world.
It offers a diverse selection of wines all reasonably priced; even the vintages are friendly on the budget.