The term En Primeur refers to the process of buying wine that is still in barrel and yet to be bottled, before being released by the Château/Domaine owner onto the global wine market. The wine is usually delivered 2 years after the vintage.
En Primeur is often seen as a way of investing to make money. However, our view of En Primeur is slightly different, in that we see the primary reason as being that of securing your supply of highly sought after wines at the lowest possible price. The wine can be stored in our bonded warehouse in Melton, or you can store it in your own cellar when it arrives into the UK.
When a wine is ready for drinking it is often hard to find on the open market and you end up paying a hefty price for it. Buying En Primeur solves that problem and, more importantly, you are fully convinced of the wine’s provenance.