The pricing calculated using this cost calculator is purely to help producers with their vintage preparations and provide indicative costs that they can expect to incur when using the services of Litmus Wines. It does not constitute a formal quotation as the volumes and losses cannot be accurately predicted and may vary at the point of pressing, fermentation and bottling.
You can move backwards and forwards between steps to re-calculate. You can only move to the next step once the relevant information has been provided.
Be aware that this calculation is assuming the full package of services required (with the exception of Malolactic fermentation oaking and storage). If the full package is not required then remove any non-applicable figures.
The estimates we have made on yields when converting from tonnes to bottles are conservative
This figure would be payable over 3 instalments.
The first payment would be due on the 1st December for £0.00.
The second payment of £0.00 would be due 30 days from completion of bottling.
The final payment of £0.00 would be due on completion of disgorging and packaging.
|Cost based on number of tonnes crushed or whole berry pressed (WBP)|
|Premium sparkling wine buy-back|
|Other sparkling wine buy-back|
|Stage 1 Payment|
The costing is based on bottles. Assume 2% loss in disgorging
|Fermentation Fee||£ 1.00|
|Bottling Fee||£ 0.53|
|Bottle cost||£ 0.50|
|Crown cap cost||£ 0.05|
|Malolactic fermentation (per bottle)||£ 0.16|
|Oak New (per bottle)||£ 1.60|
|Oak 1 year old (per bottle)||£ 0.80|
|Oak 2 year old (per bottle)||£ 0.40|
|Oak 3 years or older (per bottle)||£ 0.25|
|Pre and post bottling analysis (Corkwise)||1||£ 159.00||£ 159.00|
|Stage 2 Payment|
|Disgorging fee - number bottled||£ 1.25|
|Further lees ageing (months)||£ 0.02|
|Cost of Cork & wire|
|Cost of Foil|
|Cost of Labels|
|Cost of box (per bottle)|
|Applying Foil||£ 0.10|
|Applying labels (2) front and back||£ 0.20|
|Applying labels (3) front, back and neck||£ 0.25|
|Boxing and taping||£ 0.055|
|Stage 3 Payment|
* Further lees ageing is based on £0.02 per bottle stored per calendar month.