Old Vines

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How many of you have seen the word “Old Vine” on a bottle of wine?

The French word for Old Vine is Vieilles Vignes and Alte Reben in German…

Grape vines can grow for over 120 years, but in wine production the word “Old Vine” often stands for a wine whose vines are thirty to forty years old.

There exists a notion that if farmed and taken care of properly, Old Vines will produce a better wine. This is primarilly because the older the vine, the deeper the roots go into the soil and the more minerals and nutrients the vine absorbs… Interesting right?

So the next time, don’t hesitate to try an “Old Vine” wine!

Categories: Wine Wisdom

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