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Burgundy leads weekly trade

  • Bordeaux’s share of trade fell below 30% this week
  • Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 was the week’s top traded wine by value.
  • Insights this week looked at the July performance of the Liv-ex 100 and Liv-ex 1000, as well as the Super Tuscans so far this year.

Regional trade this week

There was an increase in trade for Burgundy, Champagne and the US this week, while Bordeaux and the Rhône saw the biggest drops.

The leading vintages being traded by value were from (in descending order) 2019, 2008, 2018 and 2009.

Burgundy’s trade was led by an array of grands crus, largely from the 2009 and 2015 vintages, while the 2008 vintage was Champagne’s primary driver of activity.

The USA’s rebound was spurred on by interest in the 2018 and 2019 vintages of Eisele Vineyard’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Opus One and its ‘Overture’ label.

This week’s top traded

Louis Roederer’s Cristal continued its run of popularity, although the 2008 took over from the 2014 as the most traded vintage this week.

The 2008 and 2014 respectively are the top wines traded by value so far this year, with the 2014 being the top-traded by volume as well.

Château Lafite Rothschild’s 2019 vintage is currently the second most-traded Bordeaux label by value this year (behind the 2019 vintage of Carruades de Lafite), just as Sassicaia 2018 is leading Italian trade by value.

Weekly recap

This week was focused on the end of month figures from July. The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 dipped for the first time in two years, while the Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 had its smallest rise so far this year, as the quiet summer months and continuing economic difficulties came into play.

Liv-ex members received updates on the continued demand for Sassicaia and Cristal, the best-performing vintages of Cos d’Estournel this year and the performance of the Super Tuscans.

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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 600 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.