By Jo Gilbert
Posted: 02 Aug 2021
Alliance Wine has become the sole British agent for three French wine estates, thus strengthening their offer in Burgundy, Provence and Madiran.
Each demonstrates a “deep commitment to the natural world,” the company said. The first, Château de l’Escarelle, a new Provencal estate intended for the British market, has obtained level 3 of the High Environmental Value certification, the strictest environmental certification system in France.
Maison Chanzy, split between Côte Chalonnaise, Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits, has also obtained certification, while Domaine Capmartin is one of the most progressive producers in Gascony. At the helm, Simon Capmartin produces modern and accessible Madiran wines from Tannat and is currently converting his entire vineyard to biodynamic agriculture.
“These estates have embraced the highest disciplines of sustainable production, in the vineyard and in the cellar,” said Liz Donnelly, Alliance buyer for France. “They are leaders in sustainable development in France, not just in their respective appellations.
“With the addition of these areas, in all three corners of France, we are strengthening our French offer for our customers,” added Ned Llewellyn, director of non-trade sales. “These producers produce world-class wines. They also reflect the values we stand for at Alliance.
Now in its 37th year, Alliance Wine imports over 200 producers from 21 countries, with a focus on “individual and inspiring” winemakers.
By refocusing on France, the new additions highlight a desire to focus on producers who favor sustainable winemaking.
The owner of Château de l’Escarelle, Yann Pineau, said of his vineyard: “As a lover of nature and the possibilities of sustainable development, I immediately fell in love with this magnificent place, which is home to wildlife. diversified which has few rivals in Provence.
Alliance is also a full-fledged producer that makes wine on three continents around the world. She has created and invested in wineries such as Thistledown Wines based in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia and Alto Rioja y Mas in Spain.