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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £65.28
Country - India
Region - Maharashtra
Grape Varieties - Viognier 100%
Alcohol by volume - 14%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Sula Vineyards
Tasting notes - Typical tropical fruit of apricots and peaches on the nose. Full bodied, rich and opulent tropical fruits on the palate with a distinctive mid palate fruit sweetness and long mineral finish.
Rich and opulent tropical fruits with hints of jasmine and
Situated in Nashik, India's largest grape-growing region, Sula Vineyards was set up in
1997 by Rajeev Samant & Kerry Damsky. They pioneered the growing of the French
grape varieties Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc, which were first released in 2000
to wide acclaim as India's best white wines. Sula now cultivates Shiraz and Zinfandel
amongst other international varieties and is broadly recognised as India's premium
The Viognier grapes come from the hillside vineyard in Dindori with gentle slopes and
free-draining gravel red soils rich in iron and calcium; with heavier, clay soils of red
laterite and basalt rock higher up the hillside. The unique microclimate at this site is
due to the presence of a huge lake which encourages a uniform ripening. Green
harvesting took place to allow a handful of grape bunches to remain and reach
optimum maturity with concentrated flavours. The vines are trained high on an Open
U or Lyre trellis system.
The grapes were manually harvested with selection in the vineyards. The whole
clusters were gently pressed and the juice was chilled to approximately 6°C. The
clarified juice was then inoculated to allow a slow cool fermentation. Fermentation
was carried out in stainless steel tanks to preserve the purity of fruit and lasted
between 25 to 30 days. The wine settled for a further 45 days, after which the tank
lots were blended, fined, stabilised and filtered.
Typical tropical fruit of apricots and peaches on the nose. Full bodied, rich and
opulent tropical fruits on the palate with a distinctive mid palate fruit sweetness and
long mineral finish.
Delicately spiced Indian style cuisine.
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