Award-winning French wines to see significant growth in distribution under new ownership
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 28, 2018 – Onze Importers, LLC, a Florida-based wine importing company led by industry veteran Danielle Dattile, has acquired Maison Belle Claire Roséand Maison Prestige Rosé from Romano Brands of New York, with the intent to grow distribution of the French wines in the United States.
Maison Belle Claire was trademarked in January of 2014; with a retail price of $17.99, it was named best value Rosé by Wine Spectator. The sophisticated, elegant and particularly dry Rosé was originally developed in Provence, France. The wine catapulted the entire subset of Rosé to the forefront of the industry when it was introduced to the Hamptons jet set crowd in the early 1990s. The brand is currently available in many states, through small wine distributors and throughout the Caribbean and Europe.
“My dream was always to own wine brands and this affords me with the added opportunity to take these respected brands to another level,” explained CEO Danielle Dattile, who has been in wine and spirits distribution for six years, having held positions at Republic National and Empire Merchants in New York. “Owning my own wine importing business turns this into a reality. Because of my extensive network, I plan to also import Italian wines as well and take less prominent yet highly sophisticated European brands to new heights here in the US.”
Dattile recognized the explosion in Rosé sales in recent years and saw an opportunity to leverage relationships to grow the brand and give it as much prominence as more well-known Rosés on the market via large national wine distributors.
The opportunity to import Loire valley wines further augments Onze’s portfolio offerings. Another major feat for Dattile is that Onze will soon become the exclusive French wine importer for several Bordeaux wines.
Now under the Onze umbrella are Maison Belle Claire Rosé, housed in a distinctly shaped bottle, and Maison Prestige Rosé.
Onze is headquartered at 401 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1400 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information on Onze or for wine distribution information, please call (954) 712-7411 or visit www.onzeimporters.com.
Contact: Jennifer Becker
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