Bancroft adds ‘stellar’ Rioja agency

Bancroft Wines has announced its appointment as exclusive UK agent for Rioja estate Bodegas Remírez de Ganuza.

Fernando Remirez de Ganuza

Fernando Remirez de Ganuza

Located in the Rioja Alavesa village of Samaniego, Remírez de Ganuza was founded in 1989 and now owns 68 hectares across 100 separate plots in the region, with an average vine age of 60 years old.

The estate is widely regarded as one of Rioja’s top “new wave” producers, although owner Fernando Remírez de Ganuza prefers to align himself with quality focused estates rather than either the region’s traditional or modernist camps.

Nevertheless, with its use of 100%, mostly French, new oak; a patented water bag press for its top wine, Transnocho; and a rigorous selection process that sees the “shoulders” and “tips” of grape bunches separated to ensure a richer reserve wine, Remírez de Ganuza stands out as distinctly modern in its approach.

Welcoming this “stellar” estate to the merchant’s “rapidly expanding” agency portfolio, Bancroft Wines managing director Neil McAndrew, remarked:  “Along with many, I have long been an admirer of Fernando’s outstanding wines and we are excited to have the opportunity to work with such a prestigious Bodega and reconnect Remírez de Ganuza into the UK market.”

Bancroft will be showing the latest vintages from Remírez de Ganuza during the London International Wine Fair next month at stand N20.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Sales and Brand Manager

The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic
London,

Sales Scotland

Liberty Wines
Scotland, UK

Supply Chain Supervisor

Speciality Drinks
UK, UK

Sales Manager

Stilnovisti
London, UK

Regional Key Account Manager - On Trade

Lanson International UK
South of England, UK

Private Account Manager

Jeroboams Wine Merchants
London N1, UK

Sales Role

JF Tobias
London, UK

Events Assistant

Decanter
London, UK

Head of Marketing

Decanter
London, UK

Market Manager - Asia

Wines of South Africa
China,

Prosecco Springs

London,United Kingdom
26th Apr 2018

Spirits & More

Rome,Italy
19th May 2018

db Awards 2018

London,UK
23rd May 2018
Click to view more

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

the drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Sparkling Masters.

Click to view more