When someone thinks wine, they think of fancy flutes, expensive cheeses, curvacious bottles and an empty wallet. That doesn’t have to be the case every time. Yes, there are expensive wines out there, but you can grab a delicious bottle of Indian wine in under INR 1500 also. Don’t believe us? Read on.
Sol De Chile Syrah Merlot – INR 1190
Syrah has become one of the most popular grape varieties in the country within a very short span of time, and Sol De Chile Merlot is definitely a bang for your buck. With a dominant raspberry flavour and subtle notes of black pepper, this one is a great red to have.
La Réserve by Grover – INR 1000
It might not be the best wine to serve right away if you buy it now. But, La Réserve gets way better with age. Buy a bottle this year, keep it in your secret cabinet so that nobody drinks it, serve it for New Years, your friends are gonna be impressed. Or you can surprise yourself, because who shares such good wine?
York Chenin Blanc – INR 600
York isn’t a pioneer in the Indian wine scene, but it has managed to earn a solid brand image in the market. Chenin blanc is a floral, fruity variety of grape and is often used to make sparkling wine. A great pairing with shellfish and seafood, this white is a great fetch at its price.
Sula Riesling – INR 850
Riesling is a German favourite and Sula did a great job by launching India’s very first one. The style can vary from nectar sweet to dry wine. Sula Riesling has done a fantastic job in creating a crisp white wine and with that price tag, it’s a winner.
Sula Dindori Reserve Shiraz – INR 1050
Sula has become quite the go-to brand when it comes to Indian wines and Dindori Reserve Shiraz is a great example of why. After placing #25 on the top wines of 2014 by Wine Enthusiast magazine, it still stays as the top choice of many. The wine is aged at least for a year in expensive oak and has a smooth berry flavoured finish. Where were you all my life?