En Primeur

Rhone 2017 En Primeur report | En Primeur | Genesis Wines

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Introduction

The Rhône valley is once more on a roll and for a third consecutive time, the region has provided wines of incredible quality. The 2017 vintage in the Rhône valley had a couple of very hard acts to follow. Both 2015 and 2016 were exceptional, but quality is superb and we were hugely impressed by the wines tasted.

“Lovers of Northern Rhône wines should be smiling about the 2017s. Buyers should be stockpiling their favourites”
Joe Czerwinksi - The Wine Advocate

“The Southern Rhône has been blessed with great wines in several recent vintages; 2015, 2016 and 2017”
Joe Czerwinksi - The Wine Advocate

The openness of the wines means that this is not a vintage to store and forget about for years. These are wines that are offering so much straight out of the gate. While those with more significant tannin structure need a few years to soften out, the story here is all about the concentrated nature of the fruit coupled with an elegant and light feel. Marilou Vacheron of Clos de Caillou told us that the vintage shows “concentration balanced with elegance”.

The downside is that with the fall in production, invariably prices will rise. Despite this, we feel that this is a vintage to buy now. Due to lower production, many cuvées will not reach the secondary market meaning the En Primeur offering is likely to be the only chance to get your hands on many of these bottlings.

We hope you enjoy the breadth of producers and range we are able to offer and if you have any questions or would like to discuss your order this year, please don’t hesitate to call us on 020 7963 9060 or email us at finewine@genesiswines.com.

Olivier Marie & Phil Maddison, Genesis Wines


Why Buy En Primeur?

‘En Primeur’ offers are essentially the ‘first offering’ of the wines when they are yet to be bottled at the winery.

Wines are offered at an in bond price, i.e. excluding duty and VAT, all of which become payable if the wine is delivered duty paid. Wines can be delivered in bond to an account at a bonded warehouse, without having to pay duty and VAT.

The essential benefit of buying En Primeur is to secure sought-after wines that are often hard to find later and at a price that is expected to be less than their market value once available.

The Offer

- Prices are quoted in bond UK per case of 6 x 75cl, unless otherwise stated.

- Payment is due on confirmation of order.

- White wines will be shipped spring 2019, red wines will be shipped autumn 2019.

- Orders for customers that have requested delivery to UK bonded warehouses will be delivered as soon as the wines are landed in the UK, unless otherwise advised in writing.

- Orders for delivery to private addresses or outside of a bonded warehouse will be charged for duty and VAT at the prevailing rate when the wines are released for delivery.

This offer opens on Monday 26 November 2018 at 5pm and closes Friday 14 December 2018 at 5pm.

Please call us on 020 7963 9060 or email us at finewine@genesiswines.com with your requests.

 

You can also view an archived list of previous vintages from this region.

En Primeur Rhône Archive

If you would like to purchase En Primeur wines please either call us on the number below at Genesis Wines, or click the contact us link to send us an email.

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