Bodegas Bocopa from Alicante has joined the Crush Wines portfolio.

Crush will be listing the award-winning Laudum range, the Alcanta range and the aromatic white wine, Marina Alta.

Commercial manager, Emma Laval, said: “Alicante has been much overlooked in terms of quality wine production for Spain, however we firmly believe that this emerging region is the one to watch with some truly exciting and innovative wines being produced.”

New for 2016 is La Joya. Crush worked closely with Bodegas Bocopa from vineyard, winery and blending through to design to develop La Joya, a blend of Monastrell and Syrah with grapes sourced from low yield, bush vines from Bocopa’s two leading vineyards. Aged in American and French oak for six months, La Joya is described as being packed with ripe berry fruit and subtle hint of spice.  

Managing Director Chris Ellis said: “We are thrilled to be bringing the hugely successful Bodegas Bocopa to the UK market. When I first visited Alicante I was completely taken aback by the dedication and precision of the work carried out by Bocopa, it is second to none and truly evident in the quality of the wines they produce.’  “Bocopa are pioneers in the Alicante region for quality wine production but have also led the way in researching consumer buying habits to ensure that everything from the health of their vines, the blends through to design and packaging are innovative and creative.”

Bodegas Bocopa, which was established in 1987, has a focus on red wines produced from low yielding, old bush vines of Monastrell and white wines from the Muscat of Alexandria grape.