Hatch Mansfield to distribute Gaja family wines
Hatch Mansfield has taken on its first Italian producer with three Italian estates from the Gaja family.
From March 1, Gaja will join the Hatch portfolio with wines from the three estates: Gaja, Ca’Marcanda and Pieve Santa Restituta.
The Gaja family has been producing Barbaresco and Barolo wines since 1859, and the current owner, Angelo Gaja, has combined his respect for the traditional with bold innovations in the vineyards and the cellar.
In the last 25 years the Gaja 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.
Patrick McGrath MW, Hatch Mansfield MD, said: “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. Their reputation is exceptional and they are a perfect addition to our portfolio of premium wines made by family owned businesses.”
Angelo and Gaia Gaja said: “After more than 30 great years of partnership with Armit Wines, eight years with Vinum Terra and most recently with Bibendum for the Ca’Marcanda estate, we have taken the decision to consolidate the representation of our three estates under one single importer by appointing Hatch Mansfield as our new guardians in the UK. We are very thankful for the precious efforts of our former agents who grew the presence of our wines in Great Britain.”
“We are looking forward to working with Hatch Mansfield, focusing on delivering an always higher and tailored service to the on trade and the fine wine, prestige and independent retail arena.”