Stratford's moves into Italian wine

27 February, 2011

New World wine specialist Stratford’s has strengthened its European portfolio with two Italian agencies.

The company is now representing Cantine Calatrasi, of Sicily and Puglia; and Sensi, the Tuscan producer.

Sensi, which dates back to 1890, is one of the largest producers of Chianti and exports over 70% of its output.

As well as an extensive range of Chianti and Super Tuscan wines, Sensi also produces varietal wines in northern Italy and Prosecco in Veneto.

Calatrassi’s business began in its current form in 1980 under the stewardship of Maurizio Micciche. The company has vineyards in diverse locations and altitudes, and employs a wide range of varieties.

Director Paul Stratford said: “This is an exciting development for the breadth of our portfolio and we are looking forward to working in partnership with Sensi and Calatrasi. This now enables Stratford’s to offer a diverse range of wines from all over the new and old world.”

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