folonari valpolicella vintage wine 1982

I found this old unopened bottle of Italian wine when I explored Villeray on Friday. It was made by the Folonari wineries. A label on the top says “1982.”

I bet this stuff tastes pretty ripe. They say wine gets better with age, but you have take good care of it for that to happen, right? Even if it was, this wine doesn’t look particularly fancy.

Still, maybe it’s aged to perfection. Maybe it was stored well and the boucquet is fresher than ever or whatever.

What do you think?

8 thoughts on “1982”

  1. I remember that wine and that particular label design very well, and drank it fairly regularly back in the 1970s and 1980s. I remember it being pretty good, but then I’m no wine connoisseur.

    If wine is not periodically rotated, it can develop sediment in the bottom. This happens to reds more often than whites. Just don’t mix it up before you pour, and make sure the last little bit is not poured into anyone’s glass. If the sediment it poured accidentally, it won’t hurt you. It’s just bitter tasting.

  2. Hmm…I was in university from 1982 to 1986 – that was a favourite because it was dirt cheap! I dunno…you can try, I guess! Best of luck!

  3. I agree with those that are saying that it probably is not very good, but I would taste it anyway. Can’t hurt. Just have some mouthwash on hand just in case!

  4. Wine bottles only get better with age—-I think yours is a gem of a find.Be proud of yourself and your finds.Happy drinking.

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