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Wine for investment

Bordeaux is the world's best-known wine region - producing alcoholic beverages with high investment potential. The region has the oldest official wine classification, and the wines included in it are at the heart of the world's investment portfolios.

The orderly and hierarchical classification of Bordeaux wine was introduced in 1855 by Napoleon III and remained unchanged for more than 150 years (with one exception made in 1973 for Baron Philippe de Rothschild). The small size of the Bordos estates naturally limits the supply of wine from each château, which ensures market transparency.  Every consumer, collector and investor knows the quantity of wine available and the quality, identical for each barrel and bottle.

However, it is not only Bordeaux wines that can create investment portfolios.  They can be supplemented by drinks from Burgundy, Champagne, Tuscany, but also selected American or Australian winesWines from Tuscany in Italy are worth mentioning, among others, those made with vine varieties that are unusual for the region.

The precursor of this trend in Tuscan wine making is Tenuta San Guido, a producer who in 1968 released the first "supertoscana" - Sassicaia wine - on the market. The risks faced by winemakers in their production have paid off because brand new and unusual drinks have been created, which quickly started to reach dizzying prices. It is currently the most expensive Italian wines.

Investment wines may also include Burgundie wine, which is the homeland of world-famous strains: pinot noir and chardonnay, or Champagne, known for its sparkling wines, which were produced thanks to studies of the famous Benedictine - the house of Pierre Perignon.

The portfolio can also be complemented by real American or Australian legends.  American Screaming Eagle and Opus One are now as top-quality as wines at the top of the Bordos classification. The same is true of the Australian Penfolds Grange, which conquers China on a par with top French wines.

Taking into account the current situation and emerging trends on the wine market, the manager constructs wallets based on the most prospective Bordeaux wines and supplements them with icons of the entire culprit world. This strategy creates a collection of wines with the highest investment potential.  In this way, we also gain greater security by relying on consumer demand in different countries, including the large American or Australian markets.

Wine Opus One

In 1979, Lucien Sionneau of Bordoski Château Mouton Rothschild decided to join forces with the owner of one of California's vineyards, Robert Mondavi. Their joint work was supposed to be completely new and unique wine in America.

Baron Philippe de Rothschild himself proposed the name for him.  He decided that it would be Opus One.  In this way, the name would refer to terms used for composers' works.  The joint venture has paid off and Opus One has created a new premium category of ultra-premium wines in the USA.

In 1981, a single box of this wine was auctioned at Napa Valley for $24,000, setting the same price record for Californian wines.

Wine Penfolds Grange

Although the Penfolds vineyard has been in operation since the mid-19th century, i. e. since the time of its establishment in Australia.   Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold came in, this is a real fame she gained only from  the creation of Grange wine

Its creator was the winemaker Max Schubert, who decided to make use of the experience he gained during his trip to Bordeaux.  In 1951 the legendary wine Penfolds Grange was created.  Over the next ten years this beverage won 117 gold, 63 silver and 34 bronze medals as well as 27 trophies and 7 major industry awards.  To this day, the whole world has managed to conquer itself, most recently the Middle Kingdom.

Wine critics

Critics play a very important role in the wine market.  Their authority has an impact on both  the perception of the drink by consumers and its price.  The first violin plays here  Robert M. Parker Jr., American wine critic, who was famous for his high rating in Bordeaux  yearbook 1982.  Robert Parker is the creator of a one hundred degree scale of wine evaluation.

It remains an interpretation of the quality of the drinks.  Analysts are also interested in watching reviews by other critics such as Jancis Robinson, James Suckling, Steven Spurrier, Hugh Johnson.  The role of critics is and will be very important in wine banking.   Therefore, when constructing a portfolio, we take into account the assessments of the most important ones.


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