Five years on from its launch, Hampshire-based wine estate Black Chalk, has announced another significant milestone in its expansion. From April, Black Chalk will be distributed in the US market for the first time, via Sera Wine Imports. The focus will initially be on the two sparkling wines: Classic and Wild Rose. The new 2020 vintages will have an RRSP of $54.99 and $64.99 respectively, and be available to the on-premise and independent retail sectors.
Black Chalk will be available to East Coast States initially, with New York the key focus for the first stage of the launch. Black Chalk started exporting to Japan – its largest market after the UK – in 2020 and Scandinavia in 2021.
Commenting, Jacob Leadley, CEO and winemaker, said: “getting the first bottles of Black Chalk onto US soil is going to be a really special moment for us. It’s a goal we have had since the outset, but until now we have been in the enviable position of demand outstripping supply in the UK and established export markets. With the 2020 vintage, our first sparkling wines to be estate status, we have been able to increase volumes which has allowed us to explore new territories. We are delighted to be partnering with Sera Wine Imports which has an excellent track record championing premium, boutique brands, including Bila-Haut by Chapoutier.”
Daley Brennan, Sales Director at Sera Wine Imports said of the new addition to the portfolio: “All the team at Sera Wine Imports are thrilled to be working alongside Black Chalk and look forward to introducing American consumers to an incredibly high-quality winery from what is such a dynamic emerging category. We can’t wait to share these wines with our trade customers and toast to the beginning of what we believe will be a long and fruitful partnership.”
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