After a positive start to March the Exchange continued to see high levels of activity and First Growth share of trade rose to 31.2% this week. However, the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 dipped slightly.


Bordeaux’s overall share remained low at 70%, although rising on last week when the region accounted for 64.5% by value. Once again Italy and Champagne traded well. 


For the second week in a row, Italy’s share was buoyed by the recently released Brunello di Montalcino 2010 vintage which has been described as ‘iconic’ and ‘the vintage of a lifetime’ by Monica Larner and James Suckling respectively: Altesino, Brunello Montalcino 2010 traded well once again. From Champagne, Salon Mesnil 2002 and Louis Roederer, Cristal 2006 each traded in high quantities.


After a positive February, Cos d’Estournel appeared in the top volume table again this week with its 2007 vintage coming in third place.