On Sept 4, 2012 @missmelpayne posted the picture above on twitter asking if anyone knew the origin of this wine or anything about it.
Fellow winos: can you help me find more info on this 1964 #Barolo? #wine #vintage #Italy #Piedmont @WineWouldntYou pic.twitter.com/wauMjCXh
This week another tweet came through from @WineLibrary:
@missmelpayne Not on that particular bottle. @italianwineguy, any thoughts?
I took a look at it and tweeted as @italianwineguy:
@WineLibrary @missmelpayne you got me- maybe @haddadfrank knows about this 1964 #Barolo #wine #vintage #Italy #Piedmont pic.twitter.com/McA6bzOv
Frank Haddad, a friend and collector of these kinds of wines in Vancouver, BC, added as @haddadfrank these five tweets:
@italianwineguy @WineLibrary @missmelpayne I have had this producers wine before I will check my notes etc and will get back to you Tues
@italianwineguy @missmelpayne funny it is hard to read but appears to say that it is a DOC wine in 64 Barolo became a DOC in 66
@italianwineguy @missmelpayne you have me on this one 1964 Vintage with a DOCG on the label, a long time in the bottle until release
@italianwineguy @missmelpayne the 64 Vintage a good one should be drinking this one now. hard to put a value on it Probably brought in grapes
@italianwineguy @missmelpayne it certainly confused me would you wait that long to bottle even a tannic Barolo
Here’s the closeup on the label:
And here’s the conundrum. There were no DOC or DOCG wines in 1964 – DOC started in 1966 and DOCG ramped up in 1980. So how could a 1964 Barolo claim to be DOCG?
What’s inside the bottle?
Anyone care to comment?
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