Matthew Clark expands wine range

By James Beeson contact

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Diverse: the bolstered range includes Champagnes and other sparkling wines, as well as reds and whites from across the world
Diverse: the bolstered range includes Champagnes and other sparkling wines, as well as reds and whites from across the world

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Drinks distributor Matthew Clark has added 83 new wines to its portfolio, following extended research on emerging trends.

The bolstered range includes a host of Champagnes and other sparkling wines, as well as reds and whites from across the world.  

With sparkling wines continuing to gain share of the cumulative consumer palate, 16 new wines have been added to the list, including two Champagnes from Tsarine wines, and four from family owned Alexandre Bonnett.

With England now home to many world-class sparkling wines, the list also sees additions of a pair from Coates & Seely and four from Greyfriars.

Exclusive Rieslings 

Additions have also been made from Austria and Germany. Austrian vintner Robert Goldenits brings his red wines Blaufränkisch and Zweigold Zweigelt, which reflect the terroir of the unique area of Lake Neusiedl, while German producer Weingut Winterhas joined the list with his exclusive Rieslings.

The western European side sees additions such as the rich and fresh Quinta dos Murças Minas from Portuguese Quinta das Murças. Further additions include the floral, fruity Blanc and the elegant Negre from young Catalonian project Cara Nord.

As Matthew Clark’s work in America continues to progress, the list is also widened by wines from Oregon and the Finger Lakes region, as well as those from more off-the-beaten-track localities, such as Uruguayan wines from Altos de José Ignacio.

Expression icons

Matthew Clark head of wine strategy Laurie Davis commented: “With current market trends in mind, every wine we choose for our range is carefully selected to benefit our on-trade customers, so that they are always ahead of their competition when it comes to quality and on-trend wine selections.”

Alongside the range additions, Wine Expression icons have been included to help customers find their way through the lists. Every wine has been assigned a Wine Expression icon, ranging from “Dry, refreshing, delicate, light whites” to “Sophisticated, polished, complex reds”.

The icons are designed to help customers understand the wine lists, but also as a support when they arrange lists by style rather than by region and to help retailers recommend similar wines to consumers.

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