After two years running as commendation winner at the 2010 and 2011 International Wine Challenge, the Fratelli Chenin Blanc 2012 moved up a notch and scored the Bronze at UK’s International Wine Challenge 2013. This achievement makes the Fratelli Chenin Blanc the most awarded Indian Chenin Blanc.
Fratelli, one of India’s leading wine houses, has won applause consistently for its quality standards and excellence at the IWC which is one of the world’s most influential and comprehensive wine competitions. What makes the award for the Chenin Blanc even more remarkable is the fact that this wine is a relative newcomer in the market, being only two and a half years old.
The Fratelli Chenin Blanc was not alone at the winner’s podium at IWC. Accompanying it were two others from the Fratelli stable – the 2012 Merlot and the premium 2009 SETTE. Both were awarded commended medals at IWC making the Fratelli Merlot the first ever Indian Merlot to be so awarded.
Speaking on the achievement, Kapil Sekhri, Co-Promoter & Director, Fratelli Wines said, “Our hard work has been validated with the bronze medal awarded to us for our Chenin Blanc 2012 this year. We are extremely proud to be acknowledged and commended at international platforms such as the International Wine Challenge. Our wines stand for excellence in India and we are going from strength to strength to make world quality wines.”
Viticulturist and Fratelli Wines creator, Peiro Masi adds “From the inception of selecting a terroir as rich and diverse as Akluj, Maharashtra, we knew we were on our way to creating one of the finest wines in India. Our Chenin Blanc is a true labour of love for us; we have followed stringent quality parameters to ensure the ideal Chenin Blanc is created. We are delighted to be awarded at the IWC this year and have been fortunate to be commended every year since 2010. Our aim continues to create the best wines for the distinguished Indian palate and we hope our patrons continue to enjoy our offerings.”
The Fratelli Chenin Blanc 2012 offers fresh fruit and floral notes with smooth acidity and palatability. The wine is well balanced with notes of apple, greengage, and chalky minerals developing into more honey, acacia, and quince aromas. It is best served at temperatures between 8º and 12º C.