Investment Grade Wine
What makes investment grade wine?
Throughout the wine market’s progression as an alternative asset class, the important aspect of selection has always been prevalent. For the purposes of Capital Growth, there are certain criteria that must be considered.
The Chateau / Vineyard must produce finite quantities
Typically ranging from 200-20,000 cases dependent on whether they are cult or blue chip products.
A wine must have a maturity window and longevity
Investment Grade Wines (IGW) are purposely built to age and often they’re not as good to drink when they’re young as when they’ve reached their optimum maturity.
Proven track record of maturing in the bottle
When IGW move into their maturity window the prices start to spike. Some choose to buy the wines as young as possible to reap the greatest rewards. En Premier is often the best way to do this.
A consensus amongst critics and experts
Wines rated highly by reviewers and publications worldwide.
History of financial performance
IGW must have a track record of price movement. Prices can be monitored through secondary market sales e.g. retail prices and auction figures.
A ‘classic’ therefore standout vintage
Defined by factors such as weather reports and tastings, these vintages will be the most sought after in the future.
An existing and growing secondary market that outnumbers supply.