The broadening of the fine wine market continued throughout 2020, with the number of distinct wines trading surpassing 10,000 for the first time in a single calendar year. This is a 38% increase on the records set in 2019.
Reflecting the market’s broadening, the top ten most traded wines by value in 2020 came from four regions: Italy, Bordeaux, Champagne and the USA.
The 2013 vintage of Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino (WA 98-100, JS 99, AG 99), which currently commands a Market Price of £8,196 per 12×75, took the top spot.
Although trading in far greater volume, the Super Tuscans Sassicaia 2017 and Tignanello 2016 came in sixth and ninth places respectively. The critically acclaimed 2008 and 2012 Champagne vintages also featured prominently in the rankings.
From the Napa Valley, where trade share by value reached 3.5% in 2020, the 100-point Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW and James Suckling’s Harlan Estate 2016 made it into the top ten.
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