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Producer: SulaGrape Varieties: 100% ZinfandelOptimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: Medium bodied and fruityAlcohol by Volume: 13.5%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: India
Sula produces modern wines of international standard. Young Indian entrepreneur, Rajeev Samant, believes that India has great potential to produce world class wines so he decided to establish vineyards and a winery in a prime location in Nashik. Sula is currently India’s leading premium wine producer.
Tasting Note: Fruit driven, seductive and youthful. Aromas of red berries laced with cinnamon and spice. Red peppers, ripe cherries and spice on the palate, medium bodied with supple tannins.
Style: Medium bodiedVariety: 100% Zinfandel
Viticulture: Zinfandel cuttings were brought across from the Napa Valley in 1997 and planted in Nashik. Californian Zinfandel is powerful and colourful whereas in India, Sula is aiming for a more fruit driven and approachable style.
Region: Nashik is located approx 2000 feet above sea level, to the north of Mumbai, in the Western Ghats mountains. The climate is mild with winters reaching 8-10C and summers 35C, rainfall is high. Similar in climate to the Loire and South Africa.Soil Type: Combination of red soil with gravel and clay (high in iron with good drainage)Winemaker: Kerry Damskey (award winning winemaker from Sonoma County, California
Closure: ScrewcapFermentation: The wine was first fermented in stainless steel to extract colour and tannins. It was then aged in neutral oak barrels for 3 months
Alcohol: 13.5%Food: Indian, oriental, red meat, bolognaise
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