10 Imported Wines Under Rs 2000
There is a two-fold problem with imported wines in India. One, wines which are quality are exorbitant. Second, wines on the affordable side have high chances of being dubious. It is a conundrum that baffles most wine buyers in India.
So here we’re listing 10 wines, a mix of white, red, rose and sparkling, which are priced under Rs 2000, are great value and not to forget, great quality.
Vina Esmeralda hails from the Spanish wine house of Torres. It is a great wine which marries ripe fruit aromas and flavors with sweet spice like vanilla. These notes are characteristic of the grapes used in the blend – Gerwurztraminer and Moscatel. Both are aromatic and flavor rich grapes.
Bigi Orvieto Classico
A DOC wine from Umbria, Orvieto is a blend of indigenous Italian grapes including Trebbiano, Malvasia, and Grechetto. It is a easy drinking wine perfect for summers with its floral and musk notes and a ripe fruit finish. Don’t forget to check out the unique shape of the bottle.
Vina Tarapaca Chardonnay
From Chile comes Vina Tarapaca and their Chardonnay. With ripe fruits and citrus notes, this wine has some caramel like notes from the oak. It is an intense flavorful wine which has both freshness and depth.
Sol De Chile Syrah Merlot
This Syrah and Merlot blend comes from Chile. They have the characteristic red berry notes from Merlot and bright pepper and spice from Syrah. The brand Sol De Chile is part of Vina De Aguirre in Chile which also owns 8 other wine brands.
The Wolftrap Red
This South African wine is a great option when looking for an easy drinking red wine. A luscious palate of dark berries and spices are what you get on this wine. It is all Syrah, the dominant grape in the wine. The other two grapes Mourvedre and Viognier add structure and softness which is amplified by the oak.
Hardys Cabernet Shiraz
A typical Australian red wine, this Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz blend from Hardys is known for its medium bodied structure. It is emphasized further by cherry and plum-like red fruits with balanced oak treatment which adds depth to the wine.
Mannara Pinot Grigio Rose
The wine comes from Italian region of Sicily from the house of Mannara. It is made from 100% Pinot Grigio grapes, this rose redolent with strawberry and similar red berry notes which is enhanced by the addition of distinct floral notes.
Mateus is perhaps Portugal’s most well known brand, after Port that is. The company started producing this rose wine post World War II. They are made from indigenous Portuguese grapes. The wine itself is easy drinking with strawberry and raspberry notes.
Zardetto Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut
A young and fresh Italian sparkling wine, Zardetto’s Prosecco is has a almond notes with citrus and spice as other flavors. Zardetto specializes in sparkling wines based out of the region Valdobbiadene-Conegliano known for the best quality Glera grapes, absolutely essential for making Prosecco.
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut
A very popular wine brand from Spain, Freixenet specializes in sparkling wines. Cordon Negro Brut is their dry sparkling wine with fruit forward notes of apples and pear with a touch of spice. It is an easy drinking sparkling, great drink to mix and mingle with.
Prices mentioned are applicable only in Mumbai.