Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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Bordeaux Beyond En Primeur

A website devoted to wine has a story about the “en primeur”, or wine futures system for wines from a famous region in France. Investors buy wines from the barrel before they are bottled, at a lower price. The wines are sampled in the barrel and scored. The score is the basis for the futures price. Investors hope that the wines, when bottled, bring a profit as they hit the market. The feature reviews three separate wines, noting prices for past years.

Key Takeaways:

  • In the en primeur system vintage wines are hyped and get priced very high on release
  • The 2016 campaign shows that the prices of en primeur vintage compare to the prises of older vintages in the market
  • If Chateaux continue putting their wines on the market at the highest price level people will stop buying wines en primeur

“Is it possible to find value in already released wines, which are sitting on retailers’ shelves? That’s what we wanted to find out.”

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About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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