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Toast the Republic with India’s red wine triumphs!

Best of India Part II

Here’s some sumptuous proof of India potential to produce great red and rose wines. Have a generous taste and some pride in Indian wine as our Republic turns 73!

India’s 72nd Republic Day is a great one to celebrate this young democracy’s many achievements and we’ve got a rather enjoyable way to you to mark her vinous success! In just under two decades, India has bottled and rolled out some stellar red wines that finely express local character and bold upfront fruit. The Indian state of Maharashtra has endeared itself as the beating heart of Indian wine success with the regions of Nashik and Solapur yielding a plethora of superb red wines from its austere soil, nurtured by a helpful climate. And this Republic Day, Wine Park has handpicked and uncorked some of its best Indian red and rose wines  to toast the journey of our young democracy and its fabulous wines.

Sula, The Source, Grenache Rose 2020
Using France’s favourite choice of grape for making a rose turned out to be a smashing choice for Sula with this cracking good wine that sports a pale coral hue and beams with flavours of citrus and peach with crackling acidity. What’s more, this rose matches spicy Indian food like a champ.
Vallonne, Rose 2019
This medium bodied rose bottled by a boutique Igatpuri Valley winery contains gently extracted Cabernet Sauvignon that balances delicate texture with exuberant fruit like plum and melon, held together by vibrant acidity.
Daily Dose, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Wine Park’s first stab at making an Indian wine, this custom produced red turned out splendidly, expressing a ripe and approachable style with wholesome fruit and soft tannins with hints of French oak ageing.
Fratelli, J’noon Red 2018
Made with fruit handpicked from some of India’s oldest vines, this red blend was Fratelli’s statement on India’s red wine creds and it hits the high notes of fruit, structure and tannins, softened and perfected with two years of barrel ageing.
Sula, Rasa Shiraz 2019
Bearing its owners name literally, the barrel aged Shiraz is the superb result of fruit sourced from Nashik’s most coveted region of Dindori and exemplifies the unique Indian red wine style of upfront red fruit matched by spices and coffee, finishing on silky tannins that linger on the palate.
York, Arros 2018
Boutique wine maker York has lauded for its red wine blends and this Shiraz Cabernet tells us why Barrel aged for more than 15 months, this wine bears rich jammy character and ripe, concentrated flavours of blackcurrant, cloves and coffee, finishing long.
Fratelli Sette
Italian for the number seven, Sette, the collective vision of its seven owners, is an opulent and bold blend of Fratelli’s flagship grapes Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Tuscan style blend displays exquisite balance of structure and rich flavours of dark cherry, chocolate and vanilla on a foundation of velvety tannins.