An Update on 2015 and 2016 En Primeur Campaigns

Every year sees a flurry of future/ En Primeur releases and sometimes it can be hard to keep track of when each one is physically released for delivery (to find out more about buying wines En Primeur please see our blog post with FAQs here). Each region traditionally has its own time of year and then within that region there are always a few producers who like to go at their own pace and release when they feel is the best time for their own wines.

We have seen a trend over the last few years that producers are pushing back their release dates even later year on year as they want to give their wines more time to mature in cellars. Some say that the reason for this is global climate change effecting the growing cycling and harvest date, others say that the delay is purely a stylistic change on behalf of producers wanting to release their wines at a more mature stage. Whichever the reason, it’s great news as most of these wines will not be ready to drink for years: the later it is released from the estates, the less bonded storage fees you will pay before drinking them.
As this is the time of year when many producers begin to release their wines, we have asked all of our producers from around France, Italy, and Germany for an update on when we can expect the wines on our Octavian, Nexus account and therefore deliver onwards to you!
Expected Delivery Dates:
France
Bordeaux 2015 En Primeur -  January and February 2018 (First Growths tend to release on the later side, end of February)
Bordeaux 2016 En Primeur - January and February 2019 (First Growths tend to release on the later side, end of February)
Burgundy 2016 En Primeur – January 2018 and February 2018 for Clos Frantin and Clos des Lambrays
Rhone 2016 En Primeur – August 2018 to December 2018
 
Italy
Valdicava 2012 En Primeur – February 2018
 
Germany
Weingut am Stein 2016 En Primeur – February 2018
Clemens Busch 2016 En Primeur – March 2018
Clemens Busch Late Reserves – October 2018