The prices paid by Italian wineries for grapes may seem to be of limited interest to most people outside that country‘s wine industry, but, of course, production costs are inevitably reflected in the prices that will be asked for the finished wine. And, in a climatically challenging year like 2021, that will be especially true.
The Unione Italiano Vini (UIV), in collaboration with the Association of Wine Commissaries (MEd.&A.), has set up an online service showing trends in grape pricing. Just in time for the harvest season, the Osservatorio provides daily average quotations for 15 key grape varieties. This information is available via a free trial, but the paid-subscription offers a much broader range of data including weekly prices for 450 varieties of wine and must, stretching back over a decade, as well as information on global trends.