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How the En Primeur Process Works (Episode 3)

Allocations are very important in the En Primeur process. They determine who is able to purchase the primeur wines, and in what quantity. A smooth transition is created by the brokers between the châteaux and the wine merchants, who are given an allocation depending on the previous year’s purchase and the current vintage’s production. Find our 2011 En Primeur Wines ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeurs- Releases Week One

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Salut tout le monde! To keep you up to date on the Bordeaux En Primeur releases thus far (for those of you who aren’t yet using Wine Alerts) here is a list of the châteaux by appellation: Pauillac: Lafite-Rothschild, Ch. La Fleur Peyrabon. SaintEstephe: Ch. Cos d’Estournel, Ch. Lilian Ladouys, Ch. Capburn Gasqueton, Les Pagodes de Cos, Ch. Marquis de ... Read More »

How the En Primeur Process Works (Episode 2)

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Here is the second video in our series on Bordeaux Wine Future. The process (simplified) takes place in several steps, the first of which starts with the tastings by professionals and media. Following this, pricing is determined on individual estate’s product as well as the overall quality of the vintage. This year’s prices have already begun to be released- several ... Read More »

Millesima’s En Primeur Fine Wine Alerts

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Although tastings only just finished, wines have begun to be priced for the 2011 vintage, fairly early in comparison with other vintages. Tasters and outstanding critics are publishing their comments as prices for this year are shared with the public, waiting in anticipation. Also interesting for this year is the fact that top Châteaux are leading the releases instead of ... Read More »

What is a ‘Future’ wine? And why is #bdx11 blowing up my twitter feed? (Episode One)

What is ‘En Primeur’ week? How does it work? And why is it so important? For those of you who are not familiar with the term ‘Futures’ or ‘Primeurs’ in French, I will take my next few posts to share a brief explanation of the frenzy that takes over the wine world each spring. In addition to a few explanations ... Read More »

Futures 2011 : Release of Château Lafite-Rothschild, Classified First Growth in 1855, AOC Pauillac

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Millesima, the 5th largest buyer of Bordeaux fine wine futures, announces the release of Château Lafite-Rothschild, Classified First Growth from AOC Pauillac. You do not want to miss out on the opportunity to add this to your collection. Reserve your 2011 Lafite-Rothschild available in several formats by clicking here. Read More »

Meet Abby and Louisa

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Dear Readers, Welcome to our brand new Millésima Blog. Based in Bordeaux we aim to regularly post short and juicy information for you to savour in a break at work, on your iPad while in transit or comfortably on a sofa. Post will varyingly be written by either Abby or me, Louisa. Please excuse the odd -ize instead of -ise ... Read More »

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