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La Place Autumn Releases 2023 – What to expect 

As we come to the end of summer, we turn our attention to the upcoming La Place Autumn Releases.  

What is La Place de Bordeaux?  

La Place de Bordeaux is one the world’s oldest established wine marketplaces.  

Originally a hub for distributing Bordeaux’s finest wines, La Place is a three-tier system where producers sell their wine to a network of over 300 négociants (via a middleman, known as a courtier), who then sell the wine to merchants around the world. 

What are La Place Autumn Releases? 

Aside from the spring/summer Bordeaux En Primeur releases, La Place Autumn (or September) releases are perhaps the second-most prominent in the wine calendar. The wines released are mostly from major global producers outside of Bordeaux. 

The campaign originated with the Chilean brand Almaviva (a project of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild of Château Mouton Rothschild) releasing wines in 1998 and has now expanded to include over 100 different wines from Argentina, Australia, the USA, New Zealand, Austria, Chile, China, Italy, Spain, South Africa and Uruguay. Some French wines from regions other than Bordeaux have even joined the campaign, such as major Champagne houses and producers from the Rhône.  

This shift away from Bordeaux-centric trade reflects the gradual broadening of the secondary fine wine market and may be especially welcome following a costly En Primeur 2022 campaign which left many wondering what the point of the current distribution is.  

The pace of the Autumn Releases campaign is very different from that of En Primeur. Instead of Bordeaux châteaux reacting to neighbours’ release prices, which this year led to increasing price rises throughout the campaign, the September releases follow a mostly predetermined calendar. It is hoped that the producers releasing their wines this autumn will treat En Primeur 2022 as a cautionary tale and take the cautious market sentiment into account when pricing their wine. 

Which wines will be released during La Place Autumn Releases 2023? 

Over 100 wines from across the world are expected to be released over the next few weeks. Liv-ex will be covering 35 of these, providing insights ranging from critic ratings to pricing analysis.  

The release blogs will be free for all and will be shared in real-time on our social media websites (Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook). They will also appear on our website when they are live.  

The calendar below shows the wines covered as well as their expected release dates.  

Producer Wine Country Region Release date 
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Argentina Mendoza 12/09/2023 
Cheval Blanc & Terrazas de Los Andes  Cheval des Andes Argentina Mendoza  
Penfolds Bin 169 Australia Coonawarra  
Jim Barry The Armagh Australia Clare Valley  
Rothschild & Concha Y Toro Almaviva Chile Maipo 06/09/2023 
  Epu Chile Maipo 06/09/2023 
Viña Seña Seña Chile Aconcagua 07/09/2023 
Vinedo Chadwick Vinedo Chadwick Chile Puente Alto 14/09/2023 
Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta Chile Colchagua Valley  
 Le Petit Clos Chile Colchagua Valley  
Masseto Masseto Italy Tuscany  
  Massetino Italy Tuscany  
Bibi Graetz Testamatta Italy Tuscany 11/09/2023 
  Colore Italy Tuscany 11/09/2023 
Solaia Solaia Italy Tuscany 07/09/2023 
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance South Africa Constantia  
Telmo Rodriguez Yjar Spain Rioja  
Opus One Opus One  US Napa Valley  
  Overture US Napa Valley  
Inglenook Rubicon US Napa Valley  
Château Palmer N10 France Bordeaux  
Château Latour Latour France Bordeaux 12/09/2023 
  Les Forts de Latour France Bordeaux  
  Pauillac France Bordeaux  
Château d’Yquem Château d’Yquem France Bordeaux  
Cheval Blanc Le Petit Cheval Blanc France Bordeaux 21/09/2023 
Philipponnat Clos des Goisses France Champagne  
  Clos des Goisses LV France Champagne  
Château de Beaucastel Hommage à Jacques Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape  France Rhône 08/09/2023 
  Hommage à Jacques Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc France Rhône  
Kracher Grande Cuvée, Trockenbeerenauslese Austria Burgenland  
Allegrini Amarone Classico Riserva Fieramonte Italy Veneto  
 La Poja Italy Veneto  
Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah New Zealand Hawke’s Bay  
 Aroha Pinot Noir New Zealand Martinborough  
Parusso Bussia Italy Barolo  
 Mosconi Italy Barolo  
 Mariondino Italy Barolo  
Michele Chiarlo Cerequio Italy Barolo  

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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 620+ 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.              

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