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Bancroft signs up as exclusive distributor for Herència Altés

Published:  05 June, 2017

Bancroft Wines has secured a deal as the exclusive distributor for Terra Alta producer Herència Altés.

The deal will see Bancroft Wines introduce the portfolio from the Spanish producer, which specialises in the Garnatxa grape, to the UK market for the first time.

Producing not only “top quality” red wines, Herència Altés’ also made “outstanding” white wines, described by Bancroft as “full of elegance”.

Herència Altés broke the "more traditional" view of Spain, said Bancroft Wines managing director, Neil McAndrew, adding the winemaker "epitomised an innovation" that Bancroft looked for in its suppliers, while drawing on its “substantial” heritage.

Having pinpointed the UK as “a very exciting market for Spain, particular for emerging regions”, Herència Altés goal was to become “a reference for Northern Spain as a premium Grenache producer”, said co-winemaker and owner, Rafael De Haan.

 “We look forward to further introducing our wines to those who are intrigued by wines that seek to push-boundaries,” he said.

Herència Altés owns three vineyards - all currently in conversion to organic viticulture, totalling 55ha, with approximately half the vines more than 50 years old.

Predominantly planted with Garnatxa Blanca with small pockets of Garnatxa Negra and Carignan, the vines grow on calcareous soils making Herència Altés unique in producing fresh, white wines that are made for the long-term.