Buckingham Schenk launches new Priorat
Buckingham Schenk plans to launch a new Priorat at this year’s Wines from Spain Annual Tasting event in London.
Arc de Pedra Priorat comes from co-operative Cellers Unio, based in Catalonia. The wine takes its name from a Carthusian monastry believed to be the birth place of Priorat and it is made from hand-picked Grenache and Carignan grapes, grown on steep terraces. The grapes are from old vines with low yield production.
David Tromans, marketing director, said: “We are very proud to launch another Priorat from Cellars Unio and the growing demand for this level of wine shows that there are still real growth opportunities within the trade for Spain.”
Buckingham Schenk will also highlight two Pago wines from Bodega Otazu at the tasting event, which takes place on March 6.
Otazu is one of only 14 wineries in Spain to have the Vinos de Pago status, a classification applied to individual vineyards or wine estates.
The importer said another highlight from its portfolio is Bodegas Larchago “Chavarri” Rioja Gran Reserva 2000, which is a new release, named after the Chavarri family who own Bodegas Larchago. The limited production wine is the producer’s top Rioja.
Tromans added: “We have worked incredibly hard on our Spanish offering and through the diversity and very different capabilities of our producers we are able to offer an extensive range of exciting, quality wines to all sectors of the trade.”