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The most traded white wines on the secondary market

  • The top traded white wines in the past year come from the Rhône, Bordeaux, Burgundy, California, Germany and Italy.
  • Screaming Eagle Sauvignon Blanc is the most traded white wine over this period.
  • A third of the top 100 white wines traded on Liv-ex cost over £10,000 per 12×75.

Last month, we looked at the most expensive white wines traded on Liv-ex in the past year. Prices per case started at almost £30,000, with the highest-priced label costing £353,750 per 12×75.

The list was dominated by Burgundy, with one wine from California and one from Germany also making it into the rankings.

The top traded white wine labels

The most traded white wines (measured as LWIN7s) over the last year paint a more diverse picture, with wines from the Rhône, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Germany, California and Italy in the top 10.

Screaming Eagle Sauvignon Blanc was the most traded white wine over this period, accounting for 5.8% of total trade volume. Its 2018 vintage, which was the only Californian wine to make it into the most expensive still whites, has also been one of its most traded wines.

Château Pape Clément Blanc (3.4%), Keller (3.0%) and Valentini Trebbiano d’Abruzzo (2.0%) have also attracted global interest. However, Burgundy remains the most represented region with three wines in the top 10.

The Rhône follows with two – E. Guigal’s Condrieu La Doriane and Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc. Their average Market Price (based on the vintages traded in the past year) highlights the Rhône’s relative affordability compared to the other regions in the rankings.

The average case prices of the top 10 traded labels range from £700 (E. Guigal’s Condrieu La Doriane) to over £107,000 (Domaine de La Romanée-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru).

Price brackets for white wine trade

Perhaps unsurprisingly, white wine trade on the secondary market is dominated by pricier labels. A third of the 100 most traded white wines cost over £10,000 per case.

With a 19.8% share, the second most expensive category (from £5,000 to £9,999) is also the second most traded. Whereas wines in the £100-£999 price bracket have taken the smallest share of trade by volume (11.5%).

*of the 100 most traded white wines by volume

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 575+ 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.

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