LAKE BLUFF, Ill., Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Terlato Wines today announced a new long-term agreement, effective immediately to take over as exclusive marketing agent for Riondo Spago Nero Prosecco, one of the most popular and authentic DOC Proseccos from the Veneto region.
"We are extremely pleased about our partnership with Riondo," said William A. Terlato, CEO of Terlato Wines. "They share our family's standards for quality and authenticity. Riondo already holds a strong position in the U.S. with a 6 percent market share, which places it in Nielsen's Top Five for Prosecco sales volume for the past four years. With overall Prosecco sales at 3.5 million cases in 2014 and growing, we have confidence that there is major untapped growth potential for Riondo Prosecco in the U.S."
Terlato will feature Riondo's signature Spago Nero Prosecco DOC, known for its frizzante style, which offers a soft, creamy effervescence and fresh notes of apple and pear. Terlato will import 750 ml bottles with Riondo's signature string closure as well as single-serve 187 ml bottles.
"Terlato is a perfect match for us," said Giancarlo Lechthaler, general manager for Collis-Riondo. "They are known for their impressive portfolio of wines from the most important producers and appellations in the world, and we are proud to be a part of it. We are looking forward to growing Riondo Prosecco in the U.S. with Terlato."
Collis-Riondo was founded in 2008 and is named for nearby Mount Riondo. The winery has vast vineyard holdings throughout the Veneto area, comprising 6,000 hectares and specializes in super-premium sparkling wines.
Terlato Wines has a global portfolio of more than 80 brands from world class wine producers in more than a dozen countries and is the leading marketer of wines $20 and up in the U.S. Terlato Wines garners more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world and is a division of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company comprising several small businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family for four generations, the Group also includes the family's winery investments and partnerships in some of the world's most esteemed wine regions including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County; Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia; the Rhône Valley in France; Friuli, Italy and; Montalcino, Italy.
The Terlato Wines portfolio of brands includes: Napa Valley: Chimney Rock, EPISODE, Galaxy, Jack Nicklaus Wines, Luke Donald Collection, Markham Vineyards, Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks, Terlato Family Vineyards; Sonoma County: Giarrusso, Hanna, Rochioli, The Federalist, Terlato Family Vineyards; Santa Barbara County: Flor de Campo, Sanford; Santa Cruz: David Bruce; California Appellation: Glass Mountain, Greystone Cellars, Jack's House; Mike Ditka Wines, Seven Daughters; Washington State: Grace Lane; Argentina: Cuarto Dominio, Tamari; Australia: Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, the Lucky Country, Twelftree, Two Hands; Austria: Kracher; Canada: Peller Estates; Chile: Lapostolle; France: Belleruche by M. Chapoutier, Champagne Duval-Leroy, Chapoutier, Château de Sancerre, Château Timberlay, Château de Meursault, Château de Marsannay, Domaine Ramonet, Drouhin-Laroze, MARIUS, Mischief & Mayhem; PIPER-HEIDSIECK, Roumier; Greece: Boutari, Elios; Italy: Anselmi, Berlucchi, Ca'Marcanda (GAJA Toscana), Cecchi, Colavita, Cusumano, Epsilon, Fizz 56, GAJA, Goretti, Il Poggione, Mazzoni (Toscana), Nino Franco, Riondo, Terlato Vineyards; Japan: Shimizu-no-mai Sake; New Zealand: Loveblock, Turning Heads, Wairau River; Portugal: M. Chapoutier; South Africa: Anthonij Rupert, Durbanville Hills, Ernie Els, Guardian Peak, Nederburg, Plaisir de Merle, Protea, Rust en Vrede; Two Oceans; Spain: Bodegas Valdemar, Marco Abella. Artisan Spirits: Adelphi Selections Scotch, Amarula Cream Liqueur, Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky, Bisquit Cognac, Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky, Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt, Deanston Highland Single Malt Whisky, Distillatorio Nonino (Amaro and Grappa), Don Pancho Origenes Rum, Heartland Prohibition Gin, Langley's No. 8 Gin; Ledaig Single Malt Scotch, Marnier XO Cognac, Riazul Tequila, Scottish Leader Blended Scotch Whisky, Tigre Blanc Vodka, Tiramisu Liqueur, Tobermory Single Malt Scotch.
SOURCE Terlato Wines