The Indian wine market has seen a drastic change in the last ten years. Ten years back, people did noteven know about Indian wines, but now Indian wine brands are very well known. From the domestic to the international market, Indian wine brands have created a wide recognition platform for themselves. Most famous Indian vineyards and wineries are found in Nashik and Karnataka.
Indian wine lovers have a sophisticated taste in wine; this is why many Indians have come forward and changed the game of Indian wine market. Today, many Indian brands give a tough competition to other leading international best wine brands in India.
10. Chateau d’Ori Cabernet Merlot 2007
Made from Merlot, an elegant grape, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, this deep red wine is produced by Chateau d’Ori winery. The wine has an intense aroma and also give hints of candied and spiced prunes. Its smooth taste goes very well with any kind of meat.
Price Range: 750ml of Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon costs INR 648
9. Seagram’s Nine Hills
It is a product from the Seagram’s brand. Though the brand is known for its whisky brand, it was awarded at the 2007 Indian wine challenge. The pleasant aroma of this wine reminds of cherries mixed with a little bit of vanilla and all these fruity notes of cherry and strawberry stay with you for a long time. Due to its soft velvety tannins, people love to have it with spicy as well as deep fried dishes.
Price Range: 750 ml of this 2007 vintage costs almost INR 565
8. La’ Reserve
Grover Zampa Vineyards are behind this full-bodied wine. This wine has a strong taste of chocolate, coffee beans and vanilla that makes it apt for soft cheese, kebabs, and Biryani.
Price Range: 750ml of the 2010 vintage costs around INR 800
7. Dindori Reserve Shiraz of Sula Vineyards
This full-bodied wine from Sula Vineyards was a successful brand at the Sommelier India Wine Competition in 2009. If you are fond of lamb dishes or hard cheese, Dindori Reserve Shiraz can enhance the taste of your dinner. It comes with a taste of lush berry.
Price Range: 750ml of this 2007 vintage wine costs approximately INR 850.
6. Barrique Reserve Shiraz
Barrique Reserve Shiraz is a full-bodied dry wine and it has gained a reputation of a masterpiece. It is produced by Four Seasons Vineyards, located in Baramati, Maharashtra. Don’t expect it to taste sweet. The taste of this wine is like what you get after amalgamating different spices and ripe blackberries. Best wine to have with red meat, mushrooms, or barbecued food.
Price Range: 750 ml of this 2009 vintage costs around INR 900