The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index closed July on 314.47, down 0.7% on the previous month. This is the index’s first fall since February 2018.
DRC, Richebourg 2014 was July’s top riser, gaining 10.5%. Three champagnes: the recently released Louis Roederer Cristal 2009, Taittinger Comtes Champagne 2006 and Dom Perignon 2006 rose in July.
Masseto 2014 was July’s biggest faller, losing 10%. Many Italian wines have struggled in 2018 and the Italy 100 has been the worst performing sub-index this year.
Each July Liv-ex rebases the Liv-ex 100, to add more recent vintages and to rebalance the index to better reflect the balance of trade. The tables below highlight the changes that have been made.
The number of Bordeaux wines in the index has been reduced from 74 to 67, an extra wine has been added from Italy and Burgundy, while two extra wines have been added from Champagne and the Rhone. A full list of components can be found by following this link.