Sula

2017 Sula Sauvignon Blanc

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2017 Sula Sauvignon Blanc
2017 Sula Sauvignon Blanc
2017 Sula Sauvignon Blanc
2017 Sula Sauvignon Blanc

India's first-ever Sauvignon Blanc! This is the wine that made the world sit up and take notice of Indian wine.

Tasting Notes

Herbaceous, crisp and dry, with aromas of bell peppers, intermingled with tropical fruits like passion fruit and gooseberry (amla) with a racy, zingy finish. 

Aromas of cut grass, green peppers and spice. Gooseberry and racy acidity on the palate. Dry and crisp with a moderately long finish. 

 

Producer

Sula produces modern wines of international standard. Young Indian entrepreneur, Rajeev Samant, believes that India has great potential to produce world-class wines so he decided to establish vineyards and a winery in a prime location in Nashik. Sula is currently India’s leading premium wine producer. 

Viticulture               

Fruit was sourced from the areas around Dindori, which has hills and gentle slopes. They were hand-harvested and the yields were controlled.

Region                   

Nashik is located approx 2000 feet above sea level, to the north of Mumbai, in the Western Ghats mountains. The climate is mild with winters reaching 8-10C and summers 35C, rainfall is high. Similar in climate to the Loire and South Africa.

Soil Type                 

Combination of red soil with gravel and clay (high in iron with good drainage)

Winemaker              

Kerry Damskey (award winning winemaker from Sonoma County, California)

Fermentation         

Grapes were whole bunch pressed and the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks for 25 – 30 days then left to settle for approx 2 months

Specifications

Year 2017
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Country India
Alcohol content
13.5% alc vol 
Unit of Alcohol 10.1 units
Type White Wine
Food Matches Indian or oriental dishes, salads, seafood. 
The classic accompaniment to seafood and dishes containing greens like asparagus and spinach. Serve well chilled.
Cellaring Potential Within 4 years
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Dietary Information Awaiting info
Origin Maharashtra
Appellation Nashik