A new Grand Reserve – Chêne
As the month of October comes to an end, action packed time for the Indian wine industry continues; this time with the launch of Grover Zampa Vineyards’ latest wine – Chêne Grand Reserve.
A Tempranillo and Syrah blend, what makes Chêne Grand Reserve special is the fact that it has spent 3 years maturing – 15 months in French oak and 15 months in bottle – before being available in the market. The wine is estate bottled using selective grapes from the company’s vineyards in Igatpuri. It also won a bronze medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 in UK.
Zampa Chêne Grand Reserve 2010
Nose: Powerful nose with vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa and slight oak notes.
Palate: A complex and full bodied wine with plenty of dark fruits along with vanilla and cocoa. Well rounded tannins thanks to barrel and bottle aging.
There are only 3000 bottles of this first vintage so do not miss out on picking up a bottle. Sumedh Singh Mandla, CEO, Grover Zampa assured us that there will be more bottles available of the next vintage, atleast twice the current batch. This second vintage will be introduced around August next year.
This is not all, by the end of this year Grover Zampa will introduce two more wines, an oaked Viognier (only for Karnataka) and a Merlot.
At Rs. 1700, Chêne is the latest wine in the Rs. 1500+ price segment, joining Charosa’s Reserve reds and Fratelli’s Sette. While all of these wines are good, they should ideally be around the Rs. 1200-1300 mark.