Launching exclusively into convenience first, Accolade Wines is expanding its Echo Falls brand with a Botanicals range.

The new range is available in Melon & Mint and Raspberry & Lavender flavours with an RRP of £4.50, and will first be available to Nisa retailers and in Co-op from tomorrow. A launch in Tesco will follow on 25 May.

The supplier says the launch aims to cater to current consumer trends in botanicals, driven primarily by younger adults.

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It adds that 73% of no- and low-alcohol drinkers buy wine and, at 5.5% ABV, Echo Falls Botanicals will cater to consumer demand for fruitier and sweeter wine styles, which is growing at 2.1% year on year, with a lower ABV intake.

Caroline Thompson-Hill, European marketing director at Accolade Wines, said: ‘‘Echo Falls is the UK’s number-one fruit-flavoured wine brand, worth £68.4m in a total category valued at £129.4m,  and it’s important that the brand keeps up-to-date with trends and leads in innovation.

“The new Botanicals range demonstrates that Echo Falls has listened to its shoppers by bringing a refreshing and innovative style to customers, which also caters to the growing no- and low-alcohol category driven primarily by younger consumers.’’