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Berkmann signs distribution deal for Franciacorta producer Ca’ del Bosco

Published:  21 December, 2018

Berkmann Wine Cellars has announced a new partnership with Franciacorta producer Ca’ del Bosco.

The partnership, which takes effect from 1 January 2019, will see Berkmann take on the exclusive UK distribution rights for the producer across the on- and off-trade.

Alongside its benchmark sparkling wines, Ca’ del Bosco produces a range of still wines, including the flagship Bordeaux blend, Maurizio Zanella.

As a “true pioneer and an icon of the region”, Ca’ del Bosco would be a very valuable and complementary addition to Berkmann’s portfolio, said purchasing director, Alex Hunt MW.

“It is a great privilege to begin this partnership with Ca’ del Bosco – as well as a pleasure, having admired their wines for many years and we are thrilled to welcome the winery into the Berkmann portfolio,” he said.

Founded in 1964, family-owned Berkmann supplies all channels of the trade, with its portfolio comprising a host of household names, including Marchesi Antinori, Masi, Georges Duboeuf, Jean-Marc Brocard and Bodega Norton.

Ca’ del Bosco, meaning the “house in the wood”, was conceived in 1965 when Annamaria Clementi bought a small hillside house in Erbusco with five hectares of land attached. By 1968, the first vineyards were planted and in 1972 the first still wine was produced, followed by the first sparkling wine, released in 1978.

In the following forty years, under the guidance of Annamaria’s son Maurizio Zanella, Ca’ del Bosco has earned its reputation as the leading producer in Franciacorta, an appellation that Zanella himself has championed through his tireless work as the president of the Consorzio.