“Burgundy in 2020 is what winemakers, wine lovers and wine investors will remember as one of the best vintages ever… ”
With low supply and higher demand than ever, Burgundy has never been hotter - and the rally isn’t showing any signs of stopping just yet. Burgundy holds the second-largest share of the global wine market with around 20%, and bottles from the region’s most renowned producers regularly top the lists of the world’s most expensive wines. With historically strong returns and world renown, Burgundy is an essential addition to any wine portfolio.
From January to June of 2022, the Liv-ex Burgundy 150* achieved returns of 23.90%. And in Q2 alone, the index saw 8.09% returns.
CultX’s top three best-performing Burgundy wines in Q2 2022:
1. Domaine Tortochot, Chambertin Grand Cru, 2011 +343.5%
2. Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Les Poisets, 2015 +106.5%
3. Robert Groffier, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru, Les Amoureuses, 2014 +94.1%
For such a geographically small region, there are a huge number of producers. With small yields and high demand, there are plenty of more speculative opportunities for investors to choose from.
These are the up and coming chateaux we’re watching closely right now.
The Gevrey Chambertin producer has been making exceptional wine for the past 20 years and their bottles from the last five years have been especially notable for both tasters and investors alike
Charles Van Canneyt
A leader in the micro-négociant trend. Traditionally, Burgundy négociants did not own their own vineyards but purchased grapes from select growers to produce and market wines; today, micro-négociants are leading the way in sourcing high-quality grapes to craft small quantities of exceptional wine - and Van Canneyt’s bottles are no exception
Domaine Jean-Yves Bizot
Jean-Yves Bizot began making wine in the 1990s but truly came into his own in 2007, after adding an additional hectare to the 2.5-hectare Vosne-Romanée vineyard originally started by his grandfather. His wines are unique - and unique investment opportunities
When you’re looking at investing in Burgundy, two of the most important factors to consider are brand and vintage.
Burgundy is home to many renowned superbrands, which can provide reliable returns; at the same time, there are up-and-coming and smaller negociants crafting exceptional products for significantly lower initial investments - and higher potential for appreciation.
In a balanced Burgundy portfolio, you’ll want to have bottles from both the established chateaux and well-regarded newcomers for the best chances of maximising your returns.
In terms of vintage, recent years have been regarded as particularly good for Burgundy. If you can secure a bottle from one of the superbrands, such as Romanee-Conti or Domaine Leroy, from a banner year like 2015, it’ll be incredible - these renowned producers are focused on using traditional techniques to bring out the best in their grapes and craft extremely limited quantities of wine that are nearly impossible for investors to secure.
At the same time, investors shouldn’t overlook the lesser-known producers - in good years, there’s already confidence in the vintage, so it’s worth looking beyond the best-known brands for new opportunities.
And even seemingly lesser vintages can present interesting opportunities for Burgundy investors. You could be able to pick up a bottle from a superbrand for a steal - and with consistent demand for these brands, it may provide attractive returns.
With CultX, you can enjoy access to Burgundy from iconic chateaux and up-and-coming producers alike. Choose the exact bottles you’d like to add to your portfolio, and track their performance directly from our app.
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