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June 01, 2017
Kobrand Corporation named exclusive U.S. Importer for iconic estate from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France: Château La Nerthe
June 1st, 2017 (Purchase, NY) — Kobrand Corporation, a leading wine and spirits importer with a distinguished portfolio of hand-selected brands from around the world, is proud to announce the addition of the renowned Château La Nerthe to its fine French wine portfolio. This addition, effective June 1st 2017, allows Kobrand to complement its premium wine offerings with one of the oldest and most emblematic Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers. Kobrand is proud to represent the excellent wines from Château La Nerthe and is responsible for sales and marketing activities in the United States.
Wine grapes have grown at La Nerthe estate for centuries, in the care of different families, each aiming at keeping the estate in one piece. The story began with the Tulle de Villefranche family, who purchased a farm building in 1560 and spent the next 317 years building the domain in size and reputation, shipping their wines all over Europe and America. Since 1985, the Richard Family has been farming the 225 acres, an all-contiguous plot surrounding the Château, and certified organic (AB Label) per the very strict French standards since 1998. The noble terroir featuring sloped vineyards, soils of sandy-clay with the typical “galets roulés” and vines averaging over forty years of age contribute to the making of exceptional wines, synonymous with elegance, the best Châteauneuf-du-Pape has to offer.
“The wines from Château La Nerthe are perfect additions to our portfolio of outstanding producers from around the world and in particular France, complementing the world class wines of Maison Louis Jadot, Champagne Taittinger and Domaine Zind Humbrecht,” said Robert T. DeRoose, President and CEO of Kobrand Corporation. “Since 1944, our company has brought to the American market some of the world’s highest quality, most sought-after wines; and we are continuing this tradition with this new partnership.” “We are very excited to join forces with Kobrand Wine & Spirits. Our two companies have similar values and our wines have found their homes within Kobrand’s fine wine portfolio. Our dedicated teams, working hand in hand, will enable us to reach our full potential in the U.S.”, added Christophe Bristiel, Commercial Director of Château La Nerthe.