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Super Tuscans out-performing Italy 100

By August 3, 2022Bronze, Italy, Market Updates

Recent trading activity

August began with trade across a wide variety of wines and regions. Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2007, Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2010 and Château Haut-Brion 2015 led trade by value.

Trade by volume meanwhile centred around Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2018, Opus One Overture 2018, Château Pontet-Canet 2008, and Giacomo Conterno Barbera d’Alba Francia 2018.

Tignanello leads Super Tuscan performance

On Tuesday (1st August) it was noted that Sassicaia had been one of the brand’s leading trade in the last few days of July. The wine has also seen impressive price performance over the past three years, as the chart above shows.

In fact, all the Super Tuscans in the Italy 100 index (Sassicaia, Tignanello, Ornellaia, Solaia and Masseto) have outperformed their parent index over this period.

Tignanello and Sassicaia have experienced the strongest gains, with the former rising 17.4% since July 2019 and the latter 16.1%.

Sassicaia’s best-selling vintage has been the 2018, while Tignanello’s top-traded vintage by volume and value this year has been the 2019 (very closely followed by the 2018).

Although Ornellaia has risen the least among the five brands (13.3%), its 2010 vintage is the best-performing Super Tuscan year-to-date, up 23.6%.

The great strength of the Super Tuscans is their brand power, wide availability, and relative affordability.

For example, the average price per case (12×75) of one of these five Super Tuscans is £2,686. On average, Tignanello is the cheapest (£1,113) and Masseto the most expensive (£6,270).

By contrast, the Barolo wines in the Italy 100 have an average price of £5,344, with Giacomo Conterno’s Barolo Monfortino Riserva costing £10,464 on average.

Opportunities to trade Bolgheri wines

There are currently close to 200 LIVE bids and offers for Bolgheri wines on the exchange, and over 1,500 for Tuscan wines in general.

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.