The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index – the industry benchmark – closed August on 315.98, up 0.48% on the previous month. The index has remained relatively flat so far this year, up just 0.8%.
The top movers in August were from a variety of regions: Italy, Rhone, USA, Champagne and Bordeaux. Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2010 was this month’s biggest riser (+14.4%), having reversed the losses it made in July.
DRC Richebourg 2014’s fortunes were also reversed, but for the worse. The wine was the top riser in July but became the biggest faller in August, down 14%. Lynch Bages 2009 and Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2015 followed behind, down 6.3% and 8.1% respectively.