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En primeur is also known as “Wine Futures”, as it is the purchase of wine whilst it is still maturing in barrel. Wines are purchased by the case and customers have the opportunity to select the bottle size they prefer at the time of purchase. The purchasing of en primeur wine is normally purchased approximately 2-3 years before it is shipped to the owner.
Bordeaux remains the world’s most important producer of fine red wines. The region is split neatly into two distinct styles by varietal and geography. The better known regions of Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estèphe to the west of the Gironde river produce Cabernet Sauvignon dominant wines with power, backbone and structure while the communes of Saint Emilion and Pomerol on limestone and clay soils lean more to the Merlot varietal offering often richer and more generous wines.
In between is the Pessac-Leognan region, which technically offers a hybrid between these two styles, pivoting between Cabernet styles of the west and the Merlot of the east.
In addition, there is growing demand for the dry white wines of Bordeaux, where improvements in winemaking techniques have resulted in ever more interesting wines.Explore
It is possible to enjoy Burgundy as one finds it, a straightforward region responsible for the worlds greatest expressions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with a clear hierarchy starting with generic Bourgogne wines and rising through defined ranks from Village level to the Premier and Grand Crus. A closer look reveals how the simple slopes of the Cote D’Or crystalise into a jigsaw-puzzle of daunting complexity.
The charm of Burgundy arises from the myriad of micro-climates, production philosophies and familial politics that influence every wine released en primeur. With a little experience or guidance Burgundy can be the most rewarding of regions to follow.
Scarcity adds to the excitement with production of many of the top wines limited to only a few barrels even in the largest of vintages. Burgundy en primeur gives you the rare opportunity to secure your allocation at the best price possible.Explore