As the name suggests, Vintage refers to the procedure of picking the grapes and producing wine from it. They are particularly grown in a certain area and under certain conditions. Vintage wines are generally bottled in a single batch, so that every drop of a wine of a single batch tastes the same.
One can guess that, if there are variations in the characteristics of wine, then there may be difference of color, nose, body and development of those grapes. If properly stored, the high quality grapes gives the better taste with the age. Traders usually stored them for future sale & consumption. As you know, climate can have great impact on the quality of grapes and vintages from same vineyard may have difference in terms of quality & flavor and of course in terms of price as well.
There are specific regions all over the world, where production of grapes is taken on large scale. In France, Contine, Leonardo da-Vinci, Champagne Lanvin are the favorite brands. Whereas Italy’s Grupto Vinti, South Africa’s Ic-Roux, lous Roelaner, Argentina’s Trapiche, and India’s Reveilo, New Zealand’s Babich, bannock, brac estate, clay ridge, Cliffed estate, Cypress, Dashwood, and Australia’s Elderten, fox, Kinglston are supposed to be the best brands as far as the vintage wine is considered.
The prices of vintage wines are pretty high owing to the quality and the flavor they offfer. New York is the world’s best market for vintage wines, and China the greatest importer of wine in Asia. Hong kong, the earlier British colony had earlier over crossed the sales of Vintage wines in a bid and fetched $ 14.3 million in the year of 2009 alone.
Many people are fond of collecting the fine glasses specially made for the Vintage Wines. Usually there are green shades of these glasses which are finely shaped.
Wine lovers all over the world generally awaits the best season of vintage wines. The farmers and the wine makers are also found keen on concentrating the quality of their wines when such demand is there. Most of the wine lovers invest in the Vintage wines just to double their invested money. As times goes, the value and the taste or quality of that vintage wine goes better. So it is always a wise decision to plan for the future activities.
In a nutshell, I can say that, investing in the Vintage wines is the best option for any season. It will be nice for consumption as well as for gifting it to others. Simultaneously, you can fetch prices with its growing quality.