|Hot off the press are the India Wine Challenge results. 350 wines participated of which 140 won medals. According to Robert Joseph, this is standard and not overly generous in comparison to other competitions.
But only 35 Indian wines from 10 wineries participated in the competition. As Mr. Joseph mentioned to us in an earlier interview, this was a very small number. Most of these wines faired poorly but Indus Winery and Vin & Vouloir showed promise as newcomers. Sula stood out for its Sauvignon Blanc. Grover which had submitted its 2005s did not do well.
The Indian winners included Sula Sauvignon Blanc 2007 (Silver Medal), Vin & Vouloir Rose 2007 (Bronze Medal), Sula Dindori Shiraz Reserve 2006 (Bronze Medal), Sula Blush Zinfandel 2007 (Bronze Medal), Seagrams Nine Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (Bronze Medal) and Reveilo Chenin Blanc 2005 (Bronze Medal).
The Top Indian Red was Seagrams Nine Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2007. The Top Pink was Sula’s Blush Zinfandel 2007 and the Marquise de Pompadour was the top fizz.
The Top Red Wine was the Forrest Estate, Forrest Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2005, the Top White Wine was the Gebruder Loosen, Dr Loosen Mosel Riesling 2006 and the Top Sweet Wine was the Royal Tokaji Zrt, Royal Tokaji Azsú Essencia 1996. View the complete results.
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