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Bibendum to distribute Provence's Château Léoube

Published:  24 February, 2014

Bibendum is to distribute Provence vineyard Château Léoube, the sister estate of the Daylesford organic farm business in the UK.  

Château Léoube's new season vintage is due for release next month.

Daylesford operates farm shops and restaurants at its Gloucesterhire estate and in London and also sells through Selfridges and Ocado. It also has a sister womenswear and beauty company called Bamford.

Michael Saunders, Bibendum's managing director, said: "Top quality Provence rosé is an exciting, fast-growing category and we are very pleased to be working with Château Léoube, one of the region's very best producers. Château Léoube's approach is a perfect fit for Bibendum: the team is very quality-focused and exceptionally driven, whilst possessing a real spirit of fun. I am sure this will be a very successful partnership and we look forward to seeing Château Léoube on brilliant wines lists across the UK."

Château Léoube is most well known for its Rosé de Léoube and Secret de Léoube, which is made from 30-year old vines.

Jerome Pernot, of Château Léoube, said: "For many years Bibendum has been one of the UK's leading wine distributors and like Château Léoube, it recognises the importance of wine being produced sustainably, without compromise to quality. We feel that the sharing the same philosophy will no doubt bring about a very long partnership. Bibendum recognises the quality of the wines produced by Romain Ott and his team at Château Léoube."

The Léoube estate spreads out over four kilometres of coastline and covers 560 hectares on the Bénat peninsula close to St Tropez. The château is owned by the Bamford family. Vines on the estate include Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cabernet Sauvignon.