5 Awesome Indian Wines You Didn’t Know Existed!
Indian wines have significantly improved in quality over the last 5 years. Infact, India now produces everything from refreshing sparkling wines, well aged and rounded red wines and even aromatic white wines like Viognier. Here is a list of 5 wines which we at Hipcask love and hope you enjoy them too! You can get these from Hipcask certified retailers, so download our app now!
Fratelli Cabernet Franc Shiraz
Fratelli is perhaps the only ones who use Cabernet Franc as a varietal and when blended with Shiraz it creates a wine has fruit notes of plums followed by earthy and peppery notes.
Charosa Selections Viognier
An aromatic white grape variety which has become quite popular amongst Indian wine makers. You are bound to enjoy it with it’s distinctive floral and apricot notes, followed by honey and slight cinnamon like spice on the palate. It’s a great white wine if you do not like wines that are high in acidity. Read our review here.
Vallonné Vin De Passerillage
A limited edition wine, Vin De Passerillage is made from Chenin Blanc which are dried in the sun to boost the sugar content of the berries before being vinified. The arduous process also explains and justifies the high price of the wine. The wine has rich and luscious mouth feel with notes of apricots, melons, citrus, vanilla and honey. More on the wine here.
York Sparkling Cuvee Brut
York’s sparkling wine is also made from 100% Chenin Blanc grapes. Typical bread-like notes of a sparkling are found together with floral, tropical fruits and marzipan notes with a nice finish. Make it a point that you try the wine chilled for best results. Read our full review here.
An exceptional wine from a niche winery from Hampi in Karnataka. Krsma Estates are one of the few wineries who use Sangiovese along with Fratelli and Reveilo. It is a fruit forward elegant and mellow wine with with lots of cherries and clove notes. Alas, it is only available in Karnataka. Read our review here.