Bordeaux, then what?
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The Liv-ex July Market Report has been published exclusively for members on our Silver tier package or higher. The following is an extract. 

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Bordeaux, then what?

 

 

 

The 2020 Bordeaux En Primeur campaign is officially behind us. And while its inconsistent pricing and pacing held the trade’s attention, trade outside Bordeaux remained steady.

Italy and Burgundy took equal parts of the market in June (16.8%) and capped off their best ever first half to a year. The Rhône had a strong month too, with trade by value climbing from 4.2% in May to 4.7% in June, as its secondary market continued its expansion. There was increased activity around English and German wines. German whites from the Mosel (89%), Rheinhessen (9%), Nahe (0.8%) and Rheingau (0.4%) found willing buyers last month.

Fine wine prices rose, with the Liv-ex 100 up 0.76%, pushed by strong performances from Burgundy’s 2015 vintage and Bordeaux’s finest – 2005, 2009 and 2010.

The broadest measure of the market, the Liv-ex 1000 index, also rose 0.9% in June. Its best performing sub-index was the Rhone 100 (1.6%), followed by the Burgundy 150 and the Italy 100, up 1.3% each. The Rest of the World 60 was the only sub-index to decline (-0.7%), partly due to dips across Opus One and Dominus – though Screaming Eagle was the best-performing label overall.

The full report contains additional Liv-ex research and analysis: 

  • Chart of the month – Californian wines
  • In the news – ABV findings, organic farming and a tornado in the Loire.
  • Critical Corner – English fizz
  • Major Market Movers – Bordeaux’s greatest
  • Final thought – Back to the drawing board

Liv-ex members on our Silver tier package or higher can access the full report here.

To upgrade your package click here or speak to your Account Manager.