Top five Indian wines to go for this season.

You are in India or wondering which Indian wine to go for,Here are my Top recommendations for the season.Pick one of these to pair with Internationale cuisine or Indian delicacies will also do the needful.Making wine in India on commercial basis is not very old thing though but still growth is accelerating with innovations coming in from the country in the 'world of wine'.

Following are the top picks of the time.
Image of Fratelli Sangiovese Bianco

  • Fratelli Sangiovese Bianco - 2015
Grape Variety: Sangiovese 100%
Vintage : 2015
Alcohol : 13.5%

Tasting Notes : It has aroma of coconut and bougainvilleas. When on the palate this light body wine gives hint of vanilla and violets.

Food pairing: Galouti Kebab,Pad Thai Noodles.
Price : Rs 750.

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  • Krsma Sangiovese -  2015
Grape Variety: Sangiovese 100%
Vintage : 2015
Alcohol : 13.3%
Oak aged - 13 months.

Tasting Notes :Aromas of cherries, berries, spice and a hint of jasmine.Cherries and brown spices taste defined in the palate with a smooth texture.Garnet colour of the wine is fascinating too.

Food pairing: Chicken Pasta,Grilled Vegetables.
Price : Rs 1000.

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  • Fratelli Sette - 2012
Grape Variety: Blend (70% Sangiovese/30% Cabernet Sauvignon)
Vintage : 2012
Oak aged - 14 months.

Tasting Notes :Blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon displays supple ripe flavours of plum and blackberry accented with notes of spice and vanilla, and hints of black currant and cherry. This blend is balanced and has long lingering taste.
Quick tip : Decanting the bottle 20-30 mins before serving enhances the experience.

Food pairing:Steaks and Barbeque.
Price : Rs 1600.

    Image of Sula Dindori Reserve Shiraz
    Source: Sula vineyards
  • Sula Dindori Reserve Shiraz -2014
Grape Variety: Syrah or Shiraz.
Vintage : 2014

Tasting Notes :Intense wine with berries and vanilla and a long pleasing finish.It has a full body texture.
Quick tip : Best served at 16 degree celsius.

Food pairing: Indian curries,Biryanis,Tandoori Barbeque.
Price : Rs 1030

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    Source: Charosa vineyards
  • Charosa Reserve Tempranillo -2013
Grape Variety: Tempranillo
Vintage : 2012
Oak aged: 12 months.
Alcohol :13%

Tasting Notes :Aromas of Coconut,Vanilla,Chocolate and Raspberry.Medium bodied wine with fleshy taste of plum,raspberry and strawberry which gives a soft finish.

Food pairing: Tapas foods,Sauteed veggies.
Price : Rs 1500.

Whenever trying Indian wines just go for 2-3 year old varieties rather than going for a very vintage one. Hold back for more interesting articles on Indian cuisine and vineyards.