With strong brands, good volumes and consistent quality, the Super Tuscans are driving the Italian category in the secondary market.
The 2013 vintage of Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia, the Super Tuscan’s “second wine”, will be released this week with a few small changes to its packaging.
A collection of special edition Ornellaia raised €202,700 for charity in an auction held in Switzerland last week.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi came armed with a trio of Super Tuscans with which to woo US President Barack Obama during a visit to the White House this week.
Magnums of 1959 Mouton Rothschild and an ex-cellar consignment of 1995 Ornellaia will lead Sotheby’s next London sale this month.
The Liv-ex 100 index dipped slightly in March as the market slowed in the first quarter of 2015 following a more positive end to 2014 and Latour came off worst.
Ornellaia has reported a growing appetite for collecting wine as the Super Tuscan unveiled Swiss artist John Armleder as the latest collaborator in its “Vendemmia d’Artista” series.
The Liv-ex 100 index showed a rise for the fourth month in a row in November, with Champagne top of the movers as Christmas approaches.
As Asian demand grows for top-end Italians, UK wine merchants are upbeat about Italy’s prospects.
Bonhams next London sale later this month will be “dominated” by Italian wines, in particular a large collection of Super Tuscans from the Antinori stable.
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