Spring is just around the corner (so they say) and Bibendum is celebrating a hopeful turn in the weather by announcing new arrivals to its established portfolio.
Building on its grower champagne, biodynamic and South African offerings, 21 new producers will be introduced to the range, from the New and Old world.
It's growers' champagne portfolio will be joined by two new additions: family-owned Lacourte-Godbillon from the Montagne de Reim and R. Pouillon & Fils.
In the biodynamic world, new names on the Bibendum books include family-owned Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss, whose evolved viticultural practices resulted in full conversion to biodynamics in 1989 and Alphonse Mellot, a beacon of quality in Sancerre.
Finally, South African additions include small-volume Strydom Vineyards based in Stellenbosch, and the ocean-facing vineyards at Benguela cove.
'At Bibendum, we’re dedicated to supporting small, grower producers who demonstrate a real passion for their craft,' said Andrew Shaw, Bibendum's wine buying director. 'We’re delighted to be announcing the addition of such a diverse and exciting mix of new names this spring.
'The introduction of these new producers expand our organic and biodynamic offering. We very much look forward to unveiling these new wines to our customers at the upcoming Spring Tasting event, and hope that everyone is just as excited about them as we are.'
Fancy tasting any of the new additions? Eighty-seven of the 113 new wines will be available to sample at Bibendum’s annual Spring Tasting, taking place at Phonica Records, on 12 March.