|October 9 saw the launch of Chateau D’Ori’s 2007 bouquet of five Bordeaux style wines in the Delhi region at one of Gurgaon’s newer eateries, the Ho Shi Nian Nian Szechuan fine dining outlet, reports K. Singh. The Estate bottled wines are Viva (Chenin Blanc), Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet-Merlot and Cabernet-Syrah.|
Pairing wine with Szechuan food is never easy as the chef has to be careful in not excessively ‘chilly-spicing’ the food as this would overpower the finesse of any wine no matter how good it is. This was one such evening.
On its own, I found the Sauvignon Blanc nice and refreshing, and easy to drink after the long drive from Delhi. It went well with some of the starters as did the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with the less spicy fish and bean curd preparations.
As these are wines created with passion, from the vine to the bottle, using estate grown grapes, the best equipment, and new oak barrels with an eye to quality, the consumer is assured of a superior end product! But that evening did not do them justice.
Finewinesnmore (FWM) an import firm headed by the dynamic Dharti Desai, are the national distributors and marketers of Château D’Ori, and this is the only Indian wine label they represent. Retailed in Gurgaon through Veekay & Company, hopefully the wines will also be readily available in Delhi soon.
Importers, distributors and marketers, FWM, a Regency Group Enterprise, imports fine wines and beverages from eight countries and is present in 13 cities across India.
For more information about Château D’Ori, read Brinda Gill’s article, “Besotted by Bordeaux” in Sommelier India, The Wine Magazine July/August 2008. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for back issue information. Click Subscribe Today at the top of the Home page for subscription information.