– Vintages 1959 – 1944 –
The DECADE WITH TWO ‘VINTAGES OF THE CENTURY’: 1945 & 1947
Catastrophic powdery mildew, nevertheless good quality from the minuscule harvest volume.
Record harvest with satisfactory quality, crisp and fruit-forward wines.
Good quality thanks to healthy grapes, medium volume.
Severe frost damage in winter resulting in a very meagre harvest, which yielded wines of very good quality.
Good yield with attractive quality.
Very large volume of middling quality.
Red wines extremely deep in colour and very fine, small volume.
Good quality, small volume.
Middling quality, satisfying harvest volume.
Large volume but poor quality.
Very good vintage with low yields.
Modest volume and middling quality.
Ideal climatic conditions produced a ‘vintage of the century’.
Above-average good vintage.
Early harvest (picking commenced on 1 September!) of excellent quality.
Oldest vintage in the Kollwentz Estate vinotheque. Some bottles of Spätlese-quality were buried by the grandparents, thus surviving the Russian occupation. The next-to-last bottle was drunk at the wedding of Anton and Margarete Kollwentz in 1961.
Maturity and shelf life
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