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Berkmann signs distribution deal with Umani Ronchi

Published:  06 February, 2019

Berkmann Wine Cellars has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor for Italian producer Umani Ronchi.

The deal, which takes effect from 1 March, would give Berkmann customers access to a range of “exceptional wine that deliver at all price points and across all channels”, said Berkmann.

“As a producer of scale and quality, Umani Ronchi is peerless within their region, as recognised by their membership of the Istituto Grandi Marchi – becoming the fifth of that illustrious group to be represented by Berkmann Wine Cellars,” said purchasing director Alex Hunt MW.

Founded by Gino Umani Ronchi in Cupramontana – the heart of Verdicchio Classico – more than half a century ago, the Umani Ronchi estate is today owned by the Bianchi-Bernetti family, who since 1957 have been making craft wines, achieving the best out of Verdicchio and Montepulciano, the two varieties that find their finest expression in Marche and Abruzzo.

“We are enthusiast of this new cooperation because our company finds in Berkmann many of the values that we share with our major partners and represent the foundation of our company: family strength, continuity, deep orientation towards quality,” said Michele Bernetti, Owner of Umani Ronchi.

“Despite difficulties related to the uncertain Brexit situation, the UK remains one of the main and most strategic markets for Umani Ronchi development and brand affirmation.I believe that the partnership with Berkmann will bring additional value to our position.”

Umani Ronchi own 210 hectares of vineyards spread between the hills and the sea along the Adriatic coast, with the vineyards distributed across ten districts, each with its own distinctive terroir.

All the vineyards are farmed organically, reflecting the primary value of the company which is achieving a sustainable production with minimal impact on the environment.