GLEN ROCK, N.J., Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Opici Wines is pleased to announce its appointment as exclusive national importer of El Coto de Rioja. The addition of this world-class category leader to the portfolio complements its award-winning, highly-regarded collection of fine wine and artisanal brands.
"We are delighted with the addition of such a respected brand," said Managing Director, Don Opici. "We have long observed this leader in the Rioja category and are very proud they have chosen to become part of our group. We look forward to working closely with our partners to develop the brand."
El Coto de Rioja was founded in 1970 by a group of winemakers committed to creating a new type of Rioja. With its widely admired red, white and rose expressions, El Coto is the leading Rioja and top-selling Spanish wine in Europe. El Coto boasts 2,000 acres of estate vineyards—the largest owner of vineyards in Rioja-- located in three subzones of Rioja: Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa.
Tradition and innovation are at the core of El Coto. While continuing the proud production of Crianza, the brand leads the way for the new white wine production in the region. Its extensive cellars of Reserva and Gran Reserva wines are complemented by the single-vineyard 'Coto Real' project that brings modern interpretation to high quality wines. Suggested retail prices for the collection range from $10.99 to $57.99.
"On a personal note, I am enthusiastic to work alongside such an esteemed and long-standing importer," said Victor Fuentes, International General Manager of publicly-traded Grupo Baron de Ley. "Opici Wines stands out amongst the reputed companies in the United States and we are looking forward to moving the brand to the levels it deserves with this new team of professionals."
ABOUT OPICI WINES
Recently named "Importer of the Year," Opici Wines portfolio consists of 50 brands from around the globe and is available nationally through distributor partners. Founded in 1913 by Joseph Opici and his wife Esther, and re-established in 1934 upon the repeal of Prohibition. Today, Opici is headed by fourth-generation family member, Don Opici.
SOURCE Opici Wines