What is En Primeur Investment?
Bordeaux en primeur is a type of wine investment where buyers purchase wine before it has been bottled and aged. The process begins in late summer/ early autumn, when the grapes are harvested. The grapes are usually fermented in stainless steel or concrete tanks and then aged in oak barrels for a period of 12-24 months.
After the ageing process is complete, the wine is bottled and released for sale as “en primeur”. This means that the wine is being sold before it is actually available to drink. The wine is then shipped to the buyer, typically a couple of years later. This can then be stored under bond, free from VAT and import duty, for many more years in bottle.
What are the advantages?
One of the main advantages of investing in Bordeaux en primeur is the potential for a high return on investment. As the wine ages and improves in quality, it also becomes rarer and its value can increase significantly. Additionally, Bordeaux wines are highly sought after by collectors and wine enthusiasts, which can also drive up the price.
Another advantage of Bordeaux en primeur is that it allows buyers to purchase wine at the release price which is often lower than if they were to buy it on the open market. This can be a great opportunity for wine enthusiasts and collectors to acquire high-quality wines at a more affordable price.
Bordeaux en primeur is a type of wine investment where buyers purchase wine before it has been bottled and aged. The process begins with the grape harvest in the Autumn, the grapes are fermented, aged in oak barrels, and then bottled and released for sale as “en primeur” after the aging process is complete. The potential for a high return on investment, the opportunity to purchase wine directly from the winery at a lower price and having perfect provenance are some of the advantages of Bordeaux en primeur investment.
We are in our 9th year of Bordeaux En Primeur Investment, with over 4 million under management. If you are interested in hearing more about the Bordeaux 2022 campaign or you would like to get involved, do get in touch.
Waud Investment Wines Limited