TWE previously only had limited distribution of its Castello di Gabbiano Italian wine portfolio in the UK

TWE previously only had limited distribution of its Castello di Gabbiano Italian wine portfolio in the UK

Treasury Wine Estates is to ramp up the UK distribution of its Castello di Gabbiano Italian wine portfolio after signing an on-premise deal with Molson Coors.

The wine range, which previously had a limited footprint in UK bars and restaurants through wine supplier Soho Wine Supply, will now be available for on-premise outlets through Molson Coors' wholesale business, the company said today. just-drinks understands that Molson Coors will seek a five-figure case load from TWE.

Molson Coors will take a range of premium wines from the portfolio - Pinot Grigio, Rosé, Chianti, Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva and Bellezza.

The deal with Molson Coors is a significant volume increase for the Gabbiano brand in the UK. It is only available in the off-premise through some independents.

The Castello di Gabbiano winery is in the Chianti region and was founded in the 12th Century. 

TWE has made a number of moves in the UK recently. This month, it launched Rosemount Meal Matchers, a new Rosemount range that highlights on the bottles the type of food each wine best pairs with.

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