UK wine distributor Berkmann Wine Cellars has grown its extensive premium portfolio with the addition of South African wine brand Lothian Vineyard.
The Lothian Vineyard estate is owned by Gavin and Ewen Wilson, who hail from three generations of renowned Cape winemakers, having grown up on their grandmother’s Rust-en-Vrede vineyard in the 1950s and 60s.
Originally from Scotland, the brothers showcase a dedication to excellence and heritage. These are values that are reflected in their authentic and traditionalist approach to Burgundian-influenced winemaking and their choice of winemaker, Richard Kershaw, a world-renowned Master of Wine.
Lothian Vineyard’s unique location on the banks of the Palmiet River is perfect for growing grapes to produce elegant Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The complex soils of the vineyard provide a diverse palette of flavours for the winemaker to play with, resulting in similarly complex wines – delicate fruit and elegant structure are lifted by intense aromas to give a versatile yet refreshing, food-friendly style.
Alex Hunt MW, purchasing director of Berkmann Wine Cellars, added: “Lothian Vineyard represents a new high-water mark for South African wine within the BWC portfolio. This pair of delicious, complex, food-friendly wines are some of the country’s very best – as witness their recent IWC success – but against the backdrop of spiralling burgundy prices, they manage still to offer exceptional value. Richard Kershaw MW is a great talent and we are thrilled to be working with him once again.”