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Enotria & Coe takes on J Chivite Estates premium portfolio

Published:  18 March, 2016

Leading UK importer Enotria & Coe is to become the exclusive distributor for Spain's J. Chivite Estates premium wines portfolio in the UK.

The partnership will launch in March, after which Enotria & Coe will manage the UK sales, distribution and marketing of the Chivite Colección 125 and Villatuerta ranges.

Julián Chivite, chief executive of J Chivite Estates, said, "Our partnership with Enotria & Coe is very exciting, we look forward to putting our brands back on the map in the UK market.

"We have been making a number of strategic changes at Chivite with the aim of revitalizing our brands and improving distribution in key global markets.

"The link up with Enotria & Coe is an intrinsic part of this new strategy. "

The news was announced at the launch of Chivite's 2015 Las Fincas Rosado in London last night.

The new super-premium rosé was created by Julian Chivite as a tribute to leading Spanish chef Juan Marí Arzak.

The 2015 Chivite Las Fincas Rosado is a blend of 54% Garnacha and 46% Tempranillo, and has been aged on its lees for six months prior to bottling.

It comes from the Indicación Geográfica Protegida of Tres Riberas in northern Spain.

Chivite said, "The wine carries both the Chivite and Arzak names and has been designed to stand out from the usual type of Spanish rosado, in that it is paler in colour and is very much a food wine, although, as you would expect it is versatile and Juan Mari, and I, believe it is as good with food as it is on its own."

The 2015 Chivite Las Fincas Rosado will retail at £12.95 and is available now from Enotria's Bath-based retail operation, Great Western Wines.

Founded in 1647, J Chivite Family Estates has been exporting its wines since 1860.

Enotria & Coe was formed by the merger of Enotria with Coe Vintners in August 2015.