In the first four months of 2012, wine exports resulted in USD 340.9 million and 148.6 million liters. In relation to the same period last year, it was reported a 19.4% growth in value and 41.4% in volume.
Based on a report prepared by Caucasia Wine Thinking for Bodegas Argentinas, during the first four months of this year, the best-selling brands were: Álamos, Catena, Trapiche Roble, Trapiche, Fuzion, Norton, Terrazas Reserva, Argento, Trivento y Astica.
One of the brands with the highest average price is Terrazas Reserva. Currently, this range sells 43.2 thousand 9-liter cases, reaching a turnover of 3.2 million dollars, at an average price of USD 75.97 per case.
As far as volume goes, the first five brands are: Alamos, Trapiche, Fuzión, Norton and Astica. The lowest average price, of USD 18.64, corresponds to the last brand mentioned, while the highest corresponds to Alamos, with an average price of USD 35.40 per case.
In regards to export wineries, Peñaflor group ranks first, followed by de Bodegas Esmeralda, Bodega y Viñedos La Agrícola, Trivento Bodegas y Viñedos, Bodega Norton, Bodegas Chandon, Finca Flichman, Bodegas Salentein, Leoncio Arizu and Puerto Ancona.
The first two groups have brought down their average price, falling 25.1% and 33.6%, respectively. But they have also registered an increase in value and volume. Peñaflor exported 30.79 thousand 9-liter cases for USD 44.29 million, showing a 22.3% growth in value and 63.2% in volume. While Bodegas Esmeralda had a turnover of USD 40.88 million, increasing by 43.7% in relation to the same period in 2011, and exported 17.17 thousand 9-liter cases, growing 116.6%.
Translation: Rocío Acosta