The best-performing wines in 2020

Yesterday, we looked at the wines that led trade by value in 2020, which highlighted the diversification within the fine wine market. But the broadening definition of fine wine is also showcased in the best-performing wines.

Only two years ago, the top ten biggest risers from the Liv-ex 1000 index came from Burgundy.

This year, the list was dominated by Italy and included two wines from Bordeaux, two from Champagne, one from Chateauneauf-du-Pape and one from Spain. The Italian wines that led the charge were all Super Tuscans.

The top performers from Bordeaux came from its top vintages: 2010 and 2009. Vega Sicilia Unico 2008 is a “triumph for the vintage conditions”, according to the Wine Advocate’s Luis Gutierrez (96).

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