What are the benefits of buying En primeur Wine?
Even if you aren't a wine professional, you can still benefit from buying wine before it is bottled and released on the market. The biggest advantage of buying wine futures is price. The Futures price is almost always lower than the release price on the market. Buying wine Futures also allows you to buy the most highly demanded wines that may be virtually impossible to find when they are released on the market in a variety of different formats from half bottles to Nebuchadnezzar. In addition, when you purchase wines Futures from Millesima, you are guaranteed to receive wines of pristine provenance and in their original wooden cases if available. Special occasions are also a major reason why Futures wines are purchased. Year of birth, weddings, anniversaries, or a unique and rare wine to celebrate other milestones such as graduations or retirement are some situations when Futures wines can make the perfect gift.
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What is the timing of the en primeur campaign?
After En primeur/Futures week, which occurs every year after harvest in the late spring, prices will start releasing at any time. It is very unpredictable and no one knows when the wines will be released, so it’s very important to stay alert! A campaign that starts in mid-April can finish, for example, around mid-July, with variations according to vintage. The campaign concludes when each estate has released its prices.
When are En primeur wines shipped?
Delivery usually takes place 2 years after the wine has been released, typically between the months of December to May, though we cannot guarantee a specific delivery delay. The exact delivery time depends on the chateau's bottling date and format ordered. For example, large formats are typically bottled after smaller formats. Please inquire with Millesima for more details.
How can I learn more about a wine before I buy it?
Every year, our team participates in the en primeur week tastings in Bordeaux and we are always eager to share our experiences with you. We are glad to share our tasting notes with you. Additionally, wine critics, journalists, other professionals in the wine industry post copious amounts of information during the en primeur campaign.
NB: French legislation has changed and primeur wines are now sold with a price including VAT. Previously VAT was excluded. Therefore, in accordance with the law, VAT is applicable from the moment of purchase! This law came into force on 1 January 2023 and is derived from Article 269 of the amended CGI (Code Général des Impôts – General Tax Code) of LOI (law) n°2021-1900 of 30 December 2021 - article 30 (V).