A library stock release of Seña 2009 through La Place de Bordeaux earlier this month brought Chilean fine wine back into the spotlight.
On the secondary market, Seña has been the second-most traded wine by both value and volume from Chile, surpassed only by Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Concha y Toro’s venture, Almaviva.
Thanks to a combination of partnerships with well-known brands (Mondavi and Mouton Rothschild), strong marketing and distribution through La Place, a few key labels have seen Chile attract more market activity than other New World wine countries, such as South Africa, New Zealand or Argentina.
Although the country accounts for just 0.2% of the total trade by value, the number of wines trading has slowly been climbing, prompted by the market’s broadening. It reached a high of 35 wines (as measured by LWIN11) in 2020.
Maipo Valley (55.5%), Aconcagua Valley (25.1%) and Apalta (16.1%) have been Chile’s leading regions.
The table above shows the most traded Chilian wines with the average Market Price for all physical vintages post-2010. Viña Errazuriz, which actually ranks fourth in terms of value traded, is the most expensive of the top five.
There are currently over 64 LIVE opportunities for Chilean wine, with offers starting at £82 per 12×75.
Liv-ex analysis is drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database of fine wine prices. The data reflects the real time activity of Liv-ex’s 560+ merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £100m of bids and offers across 16,000 wines. Independent data, direct from the market.