At Wine Bar Restaurant By the Glass, wine is the absolute super star. A large range of old vintages, vintages form extraordinary years that is, could not but be present in our solid wine list. They are guaranteed to satisfy the most demanding palates.
Wine lovers, proceed! By the Glass raises its glass to your health. Combining quality and environment, it raises the stakes!
What does “vintage” mean?
The term vintage does not derive from decoration or fashion. Just by looking at the etymology of the word, one understands it is not strange to wine. It comes from the Latin word for wine “vinum” and “demere” (remove), meaning wine of exceptional vintage.
So, the word “vintage” comes from winemaking where it is used to describe a wine produced under specific standards with regards to the yield of the grapes of the same year. Because this wine is of high quality, it has come to identify aged wine, without necessarily being one. Eventually the term vintage came to be used for anything that is old and of superb artistry at the same time.
What makes a wine “vintage”?
To put it simply: weather conditions –and most importantly- vivifying sun. Sunny days allow grapes reach their best level of maturation. Where rainfall and cloudy skies are often, grapes do not fully mature, may be prone to rot and disease and tend to be of lower quality. On the other side of the spectrum, in very hot locales, where there are consecutive days of 33C and sun, grapes turn into raisins.
So whether a vintage wine is good or bad, it is directly relevant with pin-pointing basic traits relating to the weather conditions of the harvest.
Making the long story short, you could say that the main factors contributing to a good or bad year are: 1) The allocation and height of rainfall. 2) The presence and dealing with enemies and disease. 3) Hail and rainfall during blossoming. 4) Late spring frost, early autumn frost and extreme weather conditions. 5) Last, differentiation in culture.