CHICAGO, Ill., November 2, 2010 – Vin Divino Ltd., a leading importer and national sales and marketing agent of fine wines throughout the world, announces its exclusive partnership as the United States importer for Lungarotti, from Umbria, Italy. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Vin Divino Ltd. will have sole responsibility for the import, marketing and distribution of Lungarotti wines, filling the important regional niche of Umbria in its Italian portfolio.
Founded in 1991, Vin Divino began as an importer of fine Italian wines with a mission to select family owned wineries representing the very best of their region. The company’s Italian portfolio has grown to include 15 distinctive wineries from 10 different regions, and expanded its global offerings to include five prestigious family run estates from Austria, in addition to a pioneering winery in Chile’s Colchagua Valley. Vin Divino is strengthening and refining its mission under new leadership partners Len Nowicki, President, and Andy Taylor, Director of Marketing, who joined Vin Divino in 2008.
“Recognized as a leader in Italian winemaking, especially in Umbria, Lungarotti will add a new dimension to our existing portfolio of fine Italian estates,” noted Nowicki. “We are proud to partner with the Lungarotti family and to represent their wines in the United States.”
Lungarotti is from the famous Torgiano region, home to Umbrian wine in the center of Italy. Founded by the late Giorgio Lungarotti in the early 1960's, the winery is now run by his daughters, CEO Chiara Lungarotti and Chief Enologist Teresa Severini. The Lungarotti family pioneered two DOC designations, an Italian quality classification, highlighting their early dedication to defining Umbrian wine. Their continued family stewardship, commitment to single vineyard specialization and innovation defines Lungarotti’s wines, renowned for its Torre di Giano (70% Trebbiano, 30% Grechetto) and for its Rubesco (70% Sangiovese, 30% Canaiolo).