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Italian producers sign up for UK distribution with Boutinot

Published:  17 June, 2015

Leading agency supplier Boutinot is beefing up its Italian wine portfolio with the addition of wineries from Sicily and Campania.

The Sicilian producer is Cantine Nicosia whose wines include Etna DOC Rosso and Blanco (both rrp (£11.49) and IGT Frappato.

Nicosia is a fifth-generation family company with vineyards in the Etna region on the east coast of the island.

The Campania producer is Villa Raiano which makes Venitude Fiano di Avellino (rrp £18.99), part of a single vineyard range made from grapes from high altitude sites. Greco di Tufo (rrp £12.99) is being taken by Boutinot from the producer's Classic range.

Both Nicosia and Raiano's wines are aimed at the on-trade and independent wine merchants.

Boutinot is also importing two new sparkling wines aimed at the sub-£7 market in multiples. Casalotta Vino Spumante Brut and Rosé are being positioned by Boutinot as a "convincing alternative to Prosecco".

A further UK launch is a Pecorino from the Caparrone range of Abruzzo producer Azienda Agricola Contessa which has an rrp of £8.99.

All the new wines will be shown at the Definitive Italian Tasting at London's Lindley Hall on June 25.