Sula Zinfandel

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Sula Zinfandel

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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 bodied

Variety:                   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:                 Screwcap

Fermentation:        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


 

Producer:  Sula
Grape Varieties:  Zinfandel
Optimum Drinking:  Within 5 years
Wine Style:  Medium bodied and fruity
Alcohol by Volume:  13.5%
Closure:  Screwcap
Country:  India
Style / Colour:  Red

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