|Wine lovers can now buy Nine Hills wine in Delhi. Labeled “Nine Hills” after the hills of Nashik from where the grapes come, Seagram formally launched their new quartet of Indian wines in the capital in early July, comprising two whites (a Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc) and two reds (Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz).
At an exclusive walk-around tasting for 75 members of The Wine Society at Dublin at the ITC Maurya hotel, French winemaker Jean-Manual Jacquinot explained his technique and philosophy.
Keeping in mind the immaturity of the vineyards, he avoided using oak barrels so as not to suppress the natural, fruity character of the wines. At this interactive session, Jean-Manual also gave his recommendations for food pairings to suit the Indian palate. In Delhi, the wines cost between Rs. 480 and Rs. 500 per bottle.
French winemaker Jean-Manual Jacquinot with Ghulam Naqshband,
President of The Wine Society.
Wine enthusiasts drink Nine Hills wine at The Wine Society reception.