Cruz de Alba has joined its sister wineries at Enotria & Coe, with a trio of wines now available to UK independents and the on-trade.

The Ribera del Duero winery joins Ramon Bilboa from Rioja and Mar de Frades from Rias Baixas, all of which are part of the Zamora Company, a 100% family-owned Spanish wine and spirits producer.

Cruz de Alba, which was established in 2003, owns 40-hectares of Tempranillo vines at Finca los Hoyales in the ‘Golden Mile’ of the Ribera del Duero DO.

Winemaker Sergio Avila’s mission is to make modern wines which are elegant and fresh, and not over-oaked or aged, according to the company.

Kirsty Loftus, UK area manager for Zamora Company, said: “Sergio believes in managing the health of the vines in a holistic way, and that any problems encountered in the vineyard have a solution in that same vineyard. For him, nature provides the answer and this approach is totally in tune with increasing Consumer demand for products with provenance, and that respect the environment.”

The wines joining the Enotria portfolio include Cruz de Alba Finca Los Hoyales 2013 (rrp: £90); Cruz de Alba Reserva 2012 (rrp: £25); and Cruz de Alba Crianza 2015 (rrp: £17.50).