The company’s Spain buyer, Jean Wareing MW, said one of the highlights of the Boutinot table this year will be the El Teroro range, which will display new labels for 2016. The duo of wines has been made by Boutinot specifically for the UK market, in conjunction with long-term producer partners Diez Siglos de Verdejo in Rueda and Bodegas Juan Gil in Jumilla. The table will display El Tesoro Verdejo 2015 (rrp £6.99) and El Tesoro Monastrell Shiraz 2015 (rrp £6.99).
Wareing also points to last year’s launch of Fauno & Bodegas Murviedro, which has vineyards in Dos Valencia, Utiel-Requena and Alicante. The selection includes Fauno Viura Sauvignon Blanc 2015 and a Garnacha Syrah Monastrell 2015. The new Viejas Bobal, from old vines, will also be available to taste.
Another producer which will have wines on Boutinot’s table is Bodegas Ontaňón, which is run by the fifth generation of the Cuevas family. This year Boutinot will showcase a range of the producer’s classic Rioja wines, along with the new Ontaňón Clarete, which is a pale, crisp, dry Rosé.
In addition, Boutinot will display sherry from Fernando de Castilla, which is a small independent sherry house, which was revitalised in 1999 by Jan Pettersen. The producer specialises in fine, unblended and untreated sherries, which are expemlified by the Antinue range of single solera wines.
Wareing also highlights a collection of Cavas form two key producers on Boutinot’s books: the 60 hectare Mas Maciá estate in Conca de L’anoia, and the La Vida al Camp range from Vins de Terrer, which has vineyards in and around Sant Sadurni d’Anoia.