Bibendum has added Spanish sherry producer La Guita to its premium wine range, taking over UK distribution from Enotria.
Founded in 1852, La Guita bottles its range of wines on demand, around five to six times a year. Its grapes are grown exclusively in Pago de Miraflores district, the ‘grand cru’ for Manzanillas.
The wines are said to be characterised by a fresh, delicate flavour due to the cool temperatures, and high humidity found in the region. The range includes unfiltered Manzanilla, En Rama.
'We are really delighted to start working with Bibendum,' Ignacio López de Carrizosa, export director for La Guita, said.
'With their knowledge in the market, passion for the brand and professional skills, I can only see a new, extremely positive era for La Guita in the UK market – something we have been keenly looking for over the last few years and that we are going to be able to put into practice with whom we believe is the ideal partner.'
Jamie Avenell, buyer for Spain at Bibendum, added: 'This is a market-leading Manzanilla, which today is not only the best-selling Manzanilla in Spain, but the best-selling sherry full stop, therefore we’re incredible excited to be adding it to the Bibendum portfolio.'