Top 5 Indian wines under Rs1,000
If you’re looking for a good bottle of wine that’s high on taste and low on price, we’ve got the perfect list for you. An expert lists his favourites under Rs1,000.
Good wine can cost a lot of money, but it doesn’t have to. There’s enough good, but inexpensive, wine on the market to put you off all other alcohol. We aren’t qualified to tell you which ones they are, though, so we rang up Nikhil Agarwal, director and sommelier of All Things Nice.
Nikhil says, “The world of wine is very large and so it’s difficult to pin down just a few (inexpensive wines). In my world, the only way to learn about wines is to go out there and drink them. Only by constant interaction with wine are you able to create a memory bank of aromas and flavours associated with various grape varieties and regions. You can figure everything out when you start your journey with wine, it truly is endless and lots of fun and super easy.”
If you don’t see yourself putting in the effort, though, here are five wines that you can experiment with or gift someone without burning a hole through your wallet.
1 Fratelli Wines Sangiovese Bianco
Launched as India’s first of its kind, the year-round white wine has a smooth, creamy body.
2 Charosa Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
Just a few years old in the wine market, this is a great Indian Sauvignon Blanc. It’s light, fruity and quite crisp.
3 Myra Vineyards Shiraz
This already won a Gold Medal at the Indian Wine Consumer’s Choice Awards 2012. The wine is a good option for a good Indian red.
4 Vallonne Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
This is a highly aromatic, dry wine with dark fruit.
5 Sula Vineyards Brut Rose
This wine is a blend of Chenin Blanc and Zinfandel grapes and is quite well balanced. It also has a pretty salmon pink colour.