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Hatch Mansfield signs distribution deal for Gaja

Published:  07 January, 2019

Hatch Mansfield has signed a deal as the exclusive UK agent for the Gaja family, marking the first Italian producer to join its portfolio

The deal, which takes place from 1 March this year, will see Hatch Mansfield taking on distribution of all three of the Italian producer’s estates - Gaja, Ca’Marcanda and Pieve Santa Restituta, across the on- and off-trade.

With its “exceptional reputation”, Gaja was the” perfect addition” to Hatch Mansfield’s portfolio of premium wines made by family owned businesses, said managing director Patrick McGrath MW.

“We are absolutely delighted to represent the Gaja family estates in the UK, our first Italian producer. It is a very exciting time for Hatch Mansfield. Gaja has been at the forefront of revolutionising the Italian wine scene for many years and we are very proud to represent them and to continue building their distribution and profile in the UK,” he said.

The new distribution deal follows Gaja’s 30 year partnership with Armit Wines, more than eight years with Vinum Terra and most recently, with Bibendum for the Ca’Marcanda estate.

“We are very thankful for the precious efforts of our former agents who grew the presence of our wines in the UK and we are now looking forward to working with Hatch Mansfield, focusing on delivering an always higher and tailored service to the on-trade and the fine wine and independent retail arena,” said current owner and president Angelo Gaja.

Since 1859, the Gaja family has been producing Barbaresco and Barolo wines. In the last 25 years, the family has invested in Tuscany, taking over the Pieve Santa Restituta winery in Montalcino in 1994 and creating the Ca’Marcanda estate in Bolgheri in 1996.

Gaja joins the Hatch Mansfield portfolio of wines, which includes Champagne Taittinger, Louis Jadot, Joseph Mellot, Jean Luc Colombo, CVNE, Viña Errazuriz, Caliterra, Domaine Carneros, Robert Oatley, Villa Maria, Esk Valley, Vidal, Left Field and Kleine Zalze.