Gallo will distribute Brancaias Tuscan wines in the US

Gallo will distribute Brancaia's Tuscan wines in the US

This story originally appeared on just-drinks yesterday (2 April), but is being published again today due to a technical error.

E&J Gallo Winery has won the exclusive rights to distribute Italy's Brancaia wines in the US.

The deal, which took effect from yesterday (1 April), includes Brancaia's Tre, Chianti Classico, Ilatraia and Il Blu brands. Details of who handled the brands before Gallo were not immediately available.

“This is a great addition to our luxury portfolio of fine wines,” said Roger Nabedian, senior VP of Gallo's premium wine division. “The Brancaia portfolio consists of several noteworthy wines from diverse vineyards within Tuscany that we are excited to share with American consumers.”

Brancaia, founded in 1981, is one of the larger wineries in Tuscany.

“We are excited to tap into [Gallo's] marketing expertise and best-in-class network of distributors to expand our sales in the US” said Brancaia's CEO, Martin Kronenberg.

Gallo, the world's largest family-owned winery, said earlier this year that it would put aside US$1.15m to reimburse customers who bought 'fake' Pinot Noir sourced from France.