MIAMI BEACH, FL- January 12, 2017- Santa Margherita USA announced today that it has been designated the exclusive importer of world-renowned winery, Ca’ del Bosco, one of the foremost producers of Franciacorta, Italy’s most revered sparkling wine from the Lombardy region. The winery joins a portfolio of distinct wineries located throughout the best wine-producing areas of Italy. Ca’ del Bosco is also a member of the Istituto del vino italiano di qualità Grandi Marchi, an invitation-only consortium of Italy’s top 19 wine producers dedicated to the collective promotion and marketing of Italian wine culture and winemaking standards of quality throughout the world. The appointment is effective immediately.

“We’re thrilled to represent the wines of Ca’ del Bosco in the United States,” said Vincent Chiaramonte, CEO of Santa Margherita USA. “Their reputation and dedication to quality is unsurpassed, and to have these very special wines in our portfolio is a true privilege.”

Ca’ del Bosco was founded in 1969 by Maurizio Zanella and was one of the hallmark producers that helped define the Franciacorta appellation, which earned DOC status in 1967 and was elevated to DOCG status in 1995. Made in the méthode champenoise method, the sparkling wines of Franciacorta are widely regarded as Italy’s finest sparkling wines.

Each step of the winery’s viticultural and winemaking process is based on a relentless commitment to excellence, and Ca’ del Bosco has strict prerequisites for the wines to achieve the ultimate in balance and perfect harmony. The winery’s state-of-the-art cellar, unique in Franciacorta, allows the winemaking team to produce the best wines possible and of the highest quality. Led by Zanella’s passion to produce world-class wines from the Franciacorta region, his dedication to the appellation is unsurpassed, as is his tireless dedication to the promotion of the appellation’s wines worldwide, as he also served as President of the Consorzio per la Tutela del Franciacorta from 2009-2015. Ca’ del Bosco’s wines have collectively earned 41 of the coveted “Tre Bicchieri” awards by Italy’s preeminent wine magazine, Gambero Rosso, since 1998, the second-highest awarded winery in history by the publication. In addition, Gambero Rosso named the winery’s Ca’ del Bosco Vintage Selection Dosage Zero Noir Riserva  2006 (Franciacorta Riserva DOCG) Bollicine dell’Anno (Sparkling Wine of the Year) in 2016.

“I am very happy with this new partnership with Santa Margherita USA which ratifies the link and synergies with the Santa Margherita Group throughout the world, and particularly in the United States” said Maurizio Zanella, founder and chairman of Ca’ del Bosco. “With new distribution through Santa Margherita USA – which is very widespread – Ca ‘del Bosco has a greater opportunity to target our distribution across the US territory, a key market for our Franciacortas.”
Santa Margherita USA will import a number of wines from the Ca’ del Bosco portfolio, including Ca’ del Bosco Cuvèe Prestige (Franciacorta DOCG), Ca’ del Bosco Cuvèe Prestige Rosé (Franciacorta Rosé DOCG), Ca’ del Bosco Vintage Collection Satèn (Franciacorta Satèn  DOCG), Ca’ del Bosco Vintage Collection Brut (Franciacorta Millesimato DOCG), Ca’ del Bosco Vintage Selection Dosage Zero (Franciacorta Millesimato DOCG), Ca’ del Bosco Vintage Selection Dosage Zero Noir (Franciacorta Riserva DOCG), Ca’ del Bosco Cuvée Annamaria Clementi (Franciacorta Riserva DOCG) and Ca’ del Bosco Cuvée Annamaria Clementi Rosé (Franciacorta Rosé DOCG).

About Ca’ del Bosco
Ca’ del Bosco, founded in 1969, and having produced its first vintage in 1972, is an icon of Italy’s Franciacorta region. The winery’s founding principles of tradition, dedication, effort, sense of place and time are bound together by the tireless passion to produce only the best wines possible. One overriding principle underlies every step of the winemaking process from bunch selection to bottling, and that principle is the total pursuit of quality, or rather, just one level of quality- excellence. This commitment to excellence, commitment to integrity of the territory and respect for tradition guides the production of our world-class wines. For more information, visit www.cadebosco.com/en

About Santa Margherita USA
Established in 2014, Santa Margherita USA is a fine wine import company representing premium and ultra-premium wine estates from Italy. Santa Margherita USA represents eight world-renowned wineries including Santa Margherita, Ca’ del Bosco, Kettmeir, Lamole di Lamole, Sassoregale, Torresella, Feudo Zirtari and Fattoria Sardi. The wine portfolio is a dynamic and diverse mosaic of Italy’s finest wine regions including the Veneto, Alto Adige, Franciacorta, Tuscany and Sicily. For more information, visit www.santamargheritausa.com