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In 1999, Sula Vineyards were founded in Nashik, located in western India, about 100 miles north of Mumbai. With this one action, the doors were opened for the founding of the "Wine Capital of India" as 25 other wineries would join Sula in the following years. Now 80% of Indian wine is grown in this region. Named after the mother of the founder, Sula is a winery that is proud of its Indian heritage and is paving the way for Indian wines all over the world.
If you have never tried an Indian wine, Sula is an excellent place to begin since it is India's leading wine company. From its range of wines, all marked with the distinctive sun logo, one to keep an eye out for is the Sula Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2019. The climate in the mountainous Nashik area is similar to that found in South Africa of the Loire, meaning that fine French grapes flourish in the volcanic soil found here.
The Chenin Blanc offered by Sula Vineyards is very aromatic and refreshing, full of all the fruity tones that this classic grape is known for. A light and semi-dry white wine, when served cold it is the perfect accompaniment for spicy dishes, seafood, or goat cheese, thanks to the touch of acidity and minerality inherent in this wine.
Description of Sula Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2019
Sula Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2019 (Chenin)
- View: Color bright straw yellow with greenish reflections.
- Nose: smooth, light mineral and subtle notes of wild flowers, citrus, lemon zest, quiche, apricot, pear, apple, nuts, honey, vanilla, rosemary and thyme.
- Mouth: Mild flavor, dry, fresh, complex and well balanced with a creamy texture and a slight acidity and depth on the palate. It has notes of red apples and almonds.
APPELLATION: Maharashtra (India).
AGEING: Matures in stainless steel tanks at the least 2 months.
PREPARATION: The grapes were harvested and pressed, the juice being fermented in stainless steel tanks for a period of time between 35 and 40 days.
WINE PAIRING: Appetizers, sweet and spicy dishes, seafood dishes, goat cheese, pancetta, curry based dishes and vegetables, vegetarian dishes, seafood and shellfish.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8-10 ° C
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