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Times have been tough across the global economy in recent years, and many people have been tightening their belts in terms of luxuries. Meanwhile, those who have some extra money to put away for a rainy day have been looking for somewhere secure and rewarding to make an investment. This careful spending has recently led to some wine investment companies running into difficulties, but the strongest leaders in the fine wine market, those merchants with strong balance sheets and long term commitment have remained in good health. Many remain popular with consumers and investors alike, especially in the emerging and rapidly expanding Asian and Chinese marketplaces.
Red Wines
Without a doubt, one of the biggest players among red wine producers is the Bordeaux region. Boasting prestige chateaux, including Latour, Lafite and Margaux, and with a strong reputation that stretches all the way back to the 12th century, Bordeaux produces some of the world’s finest Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignons. Its red wines are a firm favourite especially with connoisseurs and investors in the fast-growing Asian fine wine market. Elsewhere, Burgundy is globally renowned for its terroir-rich Pinot Noirs that are full of body and flavour, and a Pinot Noir from one of Burgundy’s Grand Cru vineyards is undoubtedly one of the best that money can buy, whether as an investment or to be enjoyed at a very special occasion.
White Wines
When it comes to whites, Burgundy produces some of the best Chardonnays and Chablis on the market and is held in high regard among connoisseurs and in the investment market for its Grand Cru white wines. Chardonnay is one of the most popular whites across the board, being so drinkable and versatile, but a Grand Cru Burgundy Chardonnay is certainly among the best of the best. For those who prefer something a little crisper, a dry Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux is also one of the world’s favourite whites.
At Richard Dawes Fine Wine we provide information on all aspects of the fine wine market, both for consumers and for those looking to build or expand an investment portfolio. We offer advice on the most secure places to invest and updates on the most recent developments in the marketplace. We also directly manage a large number of portfolios for our clients. Take a look at the website or contact us for further information.