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Bibendum adds Gaja's Ca'Marcanda to Italian portfolio

Published:  30 August, 2012

Bibendum has boosted its Italian portfolio with the additions of Gaja's Tuscan estate Ca'Marcanda.

Bibendum has boosted its Italian portfolio with the addition of Gaja's Tuscan estate Ca'Marcanda.

The wines will be available exclusively to the UK on-trade and independent merchants.

Ca'Marcanda is in the Bolgheri district in Tuscany's Maremma region, south of Livorno. The estate was bought by Angelo Gaja in 1996 and extensively replanted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. Since the first vintage in 2000, Ca'Marcanda has received critical acclaim for its wines.

Bibendum director of buying for the northern hemisphere, Stuart Grundy, said: "It is not every day that you get the opportunity to work with one of the most famous families in wine. Gaja's Piedmont wines are a benchmark for that region and Ca'Marcanda is quickly establishing a similar reputation for uncompromising quality in Tuscany."

Gaia Gaja, Angelo's daughter and the company's export director, said: "We are always looking to work with like-minded businesses that really understand the Gaja philosophy - and Bibendum fit the bill perfectly. The UK market is very competitive and we wanted a partner with the strength across all sectors of the on trade to build the Ca'Marcanda brand in top quality restaurants."

Bibendum is importing three wines from Ca'Marcanda: Promis 2010 (rrp £24.99), Magari 2009 (rrp £34.99) and Ca'Marcanda 2008 (rrp £59.99). 

The wines will be available to on trade and independent merchant customers from the end of September.