En Primeur

Conseillante waiting to mature and bottleEn primeur or “wine futures”, is a method of purchasing wines early while a vintage is still in a barrel, offering the customer the opportunity to invest in a particular wine before it is bottled.

Payment is made at an early stage, a year or 18 months prior to the official release of a vintage. A possible advantage of buying wines en primeur is that the wines may be considerably cheaper during the en primeur period than they will be once bottled and released on the market.

The Rare and Fine Wine Company will offer en primeur wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhône Valley. Please register your interest by contacting us at sales@rareandfinewine.com

The challenging weather conditions for burgundians in 2013 were similar to 2011 and 2012 with the added factor of hail. In fact Volnay and Pommard suffered three separate hail storms during the months of May, June and August.

Having also endured late flowering and humid conditions in July and August, the prognosis in late August for the quality of the grapes was not good. September (again) saved the day and with many producers harvesting three weeks later than usual and employing severe selection during sorting, they have somehow managed to produce jewel-like wines of attractive ripe fruit, freshness, balance and elegance from the low yields.

A mystery to even many of the producers themselves !  The wonderful enigma of nature…..

‘Guillaume Tardy describes 2013 almost in the same fashion as he did 2012, which is to say as a “beautiful vintage despite the poor flowering that cost us so much potential yield; in fact we released slightly less than we did in 2012.

I would put our losses overall at 30% relative to a normal harvest. As to the wines if there is one distinguishing characteristics it is their silky textures. The tannins are very fine with great transparency. The Tardy 2012s have turned out extremely well and they are well worth your attention’.
Allen Meadows, Burghound.com

En Primeur White Burgundy

IB = In Bond | DP = Duty Paid

White Burgundy
Domaine
Vintage
Bts per Case
Price £
No Cases
Bottles
IB / DP
BOURGOGNE BLANC J-M BOILLOT20156£7850
PULIGNY MONTRACHET J-M BOILLOT20156£1901
PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1er cru LES REFERTS J-M BOILLOT20156£2951
PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1er cru CHAMP CANET J-M BOILLOT20156£2951
PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1er cru COMBETTES J-M BOILLOT20156£4101
PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1er cru TRUFFIERES J-M BOILLOT20156£4101
BATARD MONTRACHET GRAND CRU J-M BOILLOT20153£4951

En Primeur Red Burgundy

IB = In Bond | DP = Duty Paid

Red Burgundy
Domaine
Vintage
Bts per case
Price £
No Cases
Bottles
IB / DP
Score

Coming soon….

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