Welcome to the Cru Wine Investment January 2017 Investment update, where we bring you wine news.
Fun Fact of the Month
Dom Pierre Perignon, the French monk who is said to have originally created champagne,
apparently shouted when he first tasted it: ‘ Come quickly brother, I’m tasting stars!’
Cru Wine Investment would like to wish you a very Happy New Year.
2016 has been full of promise for CWI and the fine wine market, with further market growth expected for 2017. The silver lining to the weakening of the GBP has been the substantial increase in international interest into the UK secondary wine market. Subsequently, this resulted in a continuous 12 months of growth for the key indices. The early indications of 2017 show little sign of market weakening, whilst prices continue to seem undervalued. Depleting stocks in the UK, in need of replenishment and with some bridge to gap with the prices in Bordeaux, suggest prices will continue to rise in line with ever-increasing international demand.
Our review of 2016 and forecast for 2017 can be found here.
After the great success of our 2016 Bordeaux visit, we look set for a repeat trip in early summer. Some exciting tastings are on the cards for both our UK and international clients. A promising new Bordeaux vintage is set to be released – and tasted – in the coming months. And, above all, we look forward to a successful working relationship with our clients and prospective clients.
For further information, please email [email protected]
We wish you all a prosperous 2017.
The Cru Wine Investment Team – www.cruwineinvestment.com
‘2016 ENDS ON A HIGH FOR FINE WINE’
The Drinks Business, 06 January 2017
The Fine Wine 100 closed December of last year up a marginal 0.4%. Having recorded a full year of gains in November, the small rise in December nonetheless pushed the index to a full calendar year of gains.
Read more here
Château of the month – d’Armailhac
The history of Château d’Armailhac goes back to the 17th century. Records show there were 52 hectares under vine in 1750, long before the estate was awarded its Fifth Growth status in the 1855 classification. The Rothschild family, owning the neighbouring Château Mouton Rothschild, took over the estate in the 1930s, changing the name to Mouton Baron Philippe. However in 1989, when Baroness Philippine took control, she renamed the property Chateau d’Armailhac, as per its original name.
Château d’Armailhac houses all the technical and agricultural equipment for the two estates in its extensive outbuildings.
70 hectares of vines are plated on the deep gravel soil.
D’Armailhac is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. It is matured for 12 months in oak barrels, mainly sourced from Mouton-Rothschild’s Great Barrel Hall, around a quarter of which are renewed each year.
If you wish to receive more information regarding the opportunities of this wine, please send an email to: [email protected]. For more wine news, check out our blog.