ABS adds first English Sparkling Agency to Portfolio
ABS Wine Agencies, Tue 20 Dec 2022
Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies add first English Wine Agency to Portfolio
Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) is partnering with House Coren, to distribute their sparkling wine, Boco. This is the first English wine to join the ABS portfolio. House Coren in West Sussex is owned and run by Managing Director William Coren (33) and his family.
Boco is a high-quality Charmat method sparkling wine made in Sussex using top-quality English grapes (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reichensteiner) Unlike traditional method sparkling wines where the secondary fermentation happens in the bottle, Boco is made using Charmat where the secondary fermentation occurs in a tank instead. By fermenting in a tank rather than a bottle, the wine can be released earlier, so it is bursting with fruit-driven flavours yet still showcases the crisp acidity of English-grown grapes. Boco by House Coren is one of the very first Charmat method wines to be made in the UK. The name for the wine was inspired by Old Sussex dialect, ‘boco’ derived from the French ‘beaucoup’.
William Coren, Managing Director of House Coren said: "We are honoured to be ABS' first English wine listing. Raising awareness of the fantastic wine our region can offer is something we are incredibly passionate about, and ABS provides the platform to make this possible. We look forward to our partnership together and hope their customers enjoy our innovative Charmat method wine, Boco by House Coren."
ABS Partner, Elliot Awin is thrilled to have found an English wine for the Portfolio, “We met the House Coren team at LWF this year. William told us their story of planting vines, only five minutes from the new ABS office in Horsham, and we tasted Boco for the first time. I immediately knew it was ideal for ABS. It fits perfectly with our philosophy of working with small, family-owned wineries producing outstanding wines. The Charmat style is a real point of difference and makes it a jolly good value offering. We’re really looking forward to a successful partnership.”
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