The Gaja family has appointed Hatch Mansfield as its exclusive UK agent for its three estates – Gaja, Ca’Marcanda and Pieve Santa Restituta. The collaboration will start on 1st March.
Since 1859, the Gaja family has been producing Barbaresco and Barolo wines. Through five generations, family members have enthusiastically introduced innovative attitudes and techniques to change the image of Italian wine. In particular, current owner and president, Angelo Gaja, combined his respect for the traditional with many bold innovations in the vineyards and the cellar. He is considered to be one of the most renowned and groundbreaking Italian wine personalities of the last 40 years.
Heartened by the involvement of the fifth generation represented by Gaia, Rossana and Giovanni, in the last 25 years the Gaja family invested in Tuscany, taking over the Pieve Santa Restituta winery in Montalcino in 1994 and creating the Ca’Marcanda estate in Bolgheri in 1996.
Comments Patrick McGrath MW, Hatch Mansfield MD, “We are absolutely delighted to represent the Gaja family estates in the UK, our first Italian producer. It is a very exciting time for Hatch Mansfield. Gaja has been at the forefront of revolutionising the Italian wine scene for many years and we are very proud to represent them and to continue building their distribution and profile in the UK. Their reputation is exceptional and they are a perfect addition to our portfolio of premium wines made by family owned businesses.”
Angelo and Gaia Gaja comment, “After over 30 great years of partnership with Armit Wines, over eight years with Vinum Terra and most recently with Bibendum for the Ca’Marcanda estate, we have taken the decision to consolidate the representation of our three estates under one single importer by appointing Hatch Mansfield as our new guardians in the UK. We are very thankful for the precious efforts of our former agents who grew the presence of our wines in Great Britain.”
“We are looking forward to working with Hatch Mansfield, focusing on delivering an always higher and tailored service to the On Trade and the Fine Wine, Prestige and Independent retail arena.”
Gaja joins the Hatch Mansfield portfolio of wines, which includes Champagne Taittinger, Louis Jadot, Joseph Mellot, Jean Luc Colombo, CVNE, Viña Errazuriz, Caliterra, Domaine Carneros, Robert Oatley, Villa Maria, Esk Valley, Vidal, Left Field and Kleine Zalze.