With the arrival of the winter season everyone is gearing up for Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years which means lots of family get togethers, parties, reunions, weekend getaways, bonfire nights and stargazing.
The winters are also the time for the wedding season, anniversaries and romantic candlelit dinners and what better way to make it even more memorable than sipping some fine scarlet wines from the Grover Zampa Vineyards.
What makes Grover Zampa Wines unique is that they’re one of the oldest winery in existence today and the only producer to have winery and vineyards in both wine producing region of Nashik in Maharashtra and Nandi Hills in Karnataka.
Michel Rolland the world famous oenologist is associated with them since 1995 and they’re also the most awarded producer amongst all Indian wineries.
Their team includes, Karishma Grover the new generation wine expert from UC Davis California and Mathias their very own winemaker backed with several years of experience.
They also have an Australian viticulturist consultant Simon Robertson who guides their already expert viticulture team and now they are the only company to be associated with a celebrity, Mr Vijay Amritraj to launch a brand in his honour.
Boasting of one of the largest range of reserve wines, we pick the top three wines for you –
The Chêne Grande Réserve (Rs. 1,850)
A beautiful blend of Shiraz and Tempranillo with a brilliant deep ruby hue, this wine is infused with fruity aromas of ripened plum, blackberry, raisins married with a hint of spices, flavours of chocolate, vanilla and roasted coffee beans with a hint of woody oakiness.
It’s a beautifully balanced with cinnamon and a hint of vanilla. Aged in French oak barrels for at least 15 months and then 15 months in bottles, the Chêne Grande Réserve goes well with grilled vegetables and meats served along with rice dishes and pasta.
The Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection Red (Rs. 1,350)
Named after the former tennis legend the Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection Red is a blend of Sauvignon Shiraz, Viognier and Cabernet. Its dense red colour with a hint of purple offers a fragrant perfume of spices such as pepper, spice and fruits like blackberry.
Aged in 12 months in oak barrels The Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection Red pairs beautifully with succulent kebabs, red meat, moderate spicy Asian cuisine and game fowl.
Grover La Réserve (Rs. 900)
The very deep and garnet Grover La Réserve is a perfect blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon that offers you the aromas of ripened red and black fruits with a hint of spice.
This full-bodied wine is smooth and intense and pairs well with tenderloin, pasta, roast lamb and flavoured cheese.
For those of you who’re yet to become wine enthusiasts and don’t know from where to begin, we suggest the best way to start off is by selecting a bottle of wine that you may like based on characteristics such as its balance, fruit, acidity, colour, body and finish.
It’s time to say à la vôtre and raise a toast and enjoy your bottle of fine wine.
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