Armit Wines takes on English sparkling Digby

Gaëlle Laforest

07 March 2016

English sparkling house Digby Fine English is the latest to join Armit Wines' portfolio.

The producer focuses on Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Irish winemaker Dermot Sugrue sources grapes from vineyards across Kent, Sussex and Hampshire for the range that is currently made up of the Reserve Brut 2009 and the Rosé Brut 2009, with a Vintage Brut and Blanc de Noirs set for release.

Jacques-Etienne le Clerc, buyer at Armit Wines, said: 'We have been looking for a long time for the right partner to proudly represent England in our portfolio. I believe that Digby has not only a fantastic product but also the drive to carve out a serious future here in the UK. We are very excited to increase our sparkling range and have Digby alongside already well established names such as Pierre Gimonnet in Champagne and Domaine Huet in the Loire.'

Trevor Clough, co-founder and CEO at Digby Fine English, added: 'At Digby, our principle of quality extends not just from aiming to make best-in-class English fizz, but to doing business in a best-in-class way as well. When it comes to distribution here in our home market, there could be no better strategic partner for us than Armit Wines. Why? Because of their people. They are discerning, creative, inspiring, practical, engaging. It’s a smart partnership to help Digby forge our way as the English sparkling wine category starts to become world famous.'

Digby joins agencies including Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Tenuta San Guido and Domaine Leflaive in Armit Wines' portfolio.

Digby Wine English was previously with Coe Vintners.

Armit Wines, 020 7908 0690

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