NAPA, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Old Bridge Cellars (OBC) is proud to announce the expansion of its portfolio into Champagne with the inclusion of Champagne Collet. A member of the oldest cooperative in Champagne, Coopérative Générale des Vignerons de la Champagne (COGEVI), Champagne Collet's history harkens back to the revolt champenoise in 1911. With the revolt resulting in new laws to counter fraudulent Champagne production, Champagne Collet was founded in 1921.
Old Bridge Cellars plans to represent nationally eight wines from Champagne Collet, including one NV Brut Rosé and a Blanc de Blancs (SRP$50). The NV Brut Art Deco (SRP$45) is the most well-known of the lineup, and will lead as the flagship for the brand. The Brut Vintage Collection Privée (SRP$70) and Esprit Couture (SRP$100), among others, have had a regional presence in the United States, during which time, renowned publications have provided numerous accolades and 90+ point scores.
Rob Buono, President of OBC, is looking forward to the addition to the Old Bridge Cellars portfolio. "Champagne Collet is a well-suited addition to our portfolio, and will continue to expand our offerings within premier wine regions of Europe and growing categories within the U.S. marketplace," states Buono. Champagne Collet will be the first Champagne property in the Napa-based importer's book.
Vice President of Collet USA, Pascal Boye, recognized a great fit with this highly acclaimed importer. "Champagne Collet and Old Bridge Cellars have similar philosophies and understand the value of brand building. We feel very fortunate to have found a partnership with an importer of their caliber," Boye notes.
As of January 1, 2017, the wines will be available through Old Bridge Cellars, which plans to expand the brand nationally. OBC will maintain the existing distributor network currently being used on a regional basis.
Old Bridge Cellars is a leading sales, marketing and import company based in Napa, California, recognized for its collection of regional estates including d'Arenberg, John Duval, Jasper Hill, Poggiotondo, Domaine de Nizas, Chateau de Sours, Frisk, Leeuwin Estate, Greywacke, Oveja Negra, Innocent Bystander, Shoofly, Maison L'Envoyé, Chapter 24 Vineyards, and several others.
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