Patriarche Wine Agencies has announced a Californian addition to its portfolio.

The company said yesterday (13 March) that it would distribute 'Cycles Gladiator' from Hahn Estate, located on the state's Central Coast. The range includes two white wines, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio, and three reds, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

"We're delighted to be taking on these wines," said Keith Isaac, general manager of Patriarche Wine Agencies, " The 'Cycles Gladiator' range offers great value at around GBP7 (US$12.15), an area that California is working hard to develop. People will buy these wines for the labels, but they will come back for what's in the bottle."

The brand's name comes from the Parisian Art poster of the same name by French painter G. Massias, which is displayed on the wine label.