Trade by both value and volume was down this week, with the Liv-ex 50 index also marginally lower over the same period. The index was down 0.14% week on week, but remained above November’s close of 261.63.
Bordeaux continued to see good activity, breaking the record it established last week when it took its highest weekly share of the market for eight months. However, First Growth market share was down this week, representing 25% of trade by value. Amongst the First Growths, Lafite remained the highest traded wine at 45% of trade share by value, but Mouton took a significantly larger share compared to last week at 28%.
Market share for rest of the world and Italy was slightly lower this week by value with Screaming Eagle’s 100-point 2010 vintage remaining the highest wine traded by value in the US.