If you're looking to invest in wine that will be in high demand for the next decade, Burgundy and Champagne are your best bets.
According to a new report from Liv-Ex, Burgundy wines accounted for six of the ten most valuable bottles sold at auction last year, while Champagne dominated when it came to the number of bids.
The top trading wines by number of bids
Tignanello topped the list of the most traded wines by value in 2022, followed by Louis Roederer and Sassicaia.
When it comes to the most traded wine types, Tuscan reds lead the way – a trend that’s likely to continue given their popularity with both collectors and drinkers.
Around half of the top top trading wines by number of bids were from Champagne, including Dom Pérignonand Taittinger .
The most wanted wines in 2022 reinforce the increased importance of Champagne and Burgundy in the secondary market. As the global appetite for fine wine continues to grow, we can expect to see more demand for these iconic wines in the years to come.
While Bordeaux still holds the lion’s share of the secondary market, it’s clear that Burgundy and Champagne are increasingly important. As the global appetite for fine wine continues to grow, we can expect to see more interest in these areas in the years to come.
If you’re looking to invest in wine over the next few years, these are the regions you should be focusing on. But as always, be sure to do your research before buying.
The most in-demand wines by value
Burgundy wines led the pack in terms of value, with six of the top ten most expensive wines coming from the region. The focus on first growths seen in 2021 has faded and been replaced with a more diverse selection, including Domaine d’Auvenay and Domaine Georges Roumier Bonnes Mares.
However, the most expensive wine on the list was a Champagne, the Jacques Selosse Lieux-Dits Collection Assortment case. This case, which includes three bottles each of Avize Grand Cru, Cramant Grand Cru, and Oger Grand Cru, sold for $132,000 at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong.
While Champagne didn’t have as many wines in the top ten most expensive list as Burgundy, the region did have more wines in the top fifty. In total, there were eleven Champagnes on the list, compared to Burgundy’s eight. The most represented producer was Krug, with three wines in the top fifty.
The increased importance of these two regions is also reflected in the number of bids each received in 2022. Burgundy wines received a total of 14,614 bids, while Champagne saw 12,673. This is a significant increase from the previous year, when Burgundy had 11,349 bids and Champagne had 11,021.
With demand for these two regions showing no signs of slowing down, it’s clear that they will continue to reign supreme in the secondary market.