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Sula Vineyards Dindori Reserve Maharashtra Viognier 2018
£66.06 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
CCountry - India
Region - Maharashtra
Grape Varieties - Viognier 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Sula Vineyards
Tasting notes - Exotic aromas of peach and lychee lead to a full bodied palate. Rich and opulent, with vibrant tropical fruit flavours and a distinctive mid palate sweetness through to a long mineral finish.
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Exotic and opulent tropical fruits with hints of jasmine and white pepper.
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 wine producer.
The vintage saw mainly warm and dry weather, except for when the Monsoon rains arrived, which helped to refresh the vines and replenish soil water reserves.
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 after careful selection in the vineyard. The whole clusters were gently pressed and the juice was chilled to approximately 6°C. The juice was clarified and 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.
Exotic aromas of peach and lychee lead to a full bodied palate. Rich and opulent, with vibrant tropical fruit flavours and a distinctive mid palate sweetness through to a long mineral finish.
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