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Producer: FratelliGrape Varieties: Sangiovese 100%Optimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: Mid weight fruity redAlcohol by Volume: 12.5%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: India
A light, but elegant oaky nose leads to a palate with the perfect fusion of acidity, a natural impression of fruit sweetness and elegant tannins. Well balanced, with a long, persistent finish.
Fratelli means ‘brothers’ in Italian and three sets of brothers from Italy and India have combined their passion and desire to produce wines made in India, following Italian traditions. Their passion, love and hard work have resulted in the creation of Fratelli Wines, a modern winery located in Akluj in the Solapur district. The winery holds 58 tanks of varying capacities in which they make the wines from their own estate. The estate vineyards cover 97 hectares, across three different sites at Motewadi, Garwad and Nimgaon. The vineyards have been planted with 13 different grape varieties imported from France. The viticultural and winemaking expertise has been provided by Piero Masi, a master winemaker from Tuscany and creator of the famous 'Chianti Classico Casa Sola'. The rest of the world is now invited to taste the resulting wines.
The vineyards in the Akluj wine region provide the perfect growing conditions for the Sangiovese grape. The grapes for this wine were grown in plots C and D of the Garwar vineyard site, which has a rocky soil structure, allowing good water drainage. The vines are grown on a Vertical Shoot Positioning System (VSP) and are planted to a density of 4,000 plants per hectare with a yield of eight tonnes per hectare.
The close proximity of the winery to the vineyard ensured that when the grapes were harvested they were processed within an hour, in an absolutely fresh condition. The grapes were fermented in temperature controlled tanks at 22 to 25°C for one week, followed by a post fermentation maceration lasting one week. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for six months.
Rare steaks, roasted game birds, rich chicken dishes or Gorgonzola mushroom risotto. Also accompanies spicy cuisine such as lamb Biriyani or Recheado Masala fish.
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