|When Pernod Ricard India’s “Seagram’s Nine Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2007” was adjudged the Finest Red Indian wine at the first India Wine Challenge, a delighted Param Uberoi, Chairman and CEO, Pernod Ricard India Ltd stated, “When we launched our domestic range of Nine Hills wines in Nov 2006 to a limited market, we hardly expected that in a year we would win a definitive accolade for our wine.
There’s no doubt that Nine Hills has come a long way in a very short amount of time. Seagram’s launched Nine Hills pricing the wines between Rs. 450 and Rs.550 and expecting to sell 10,000 cases a year. The winemaker is Jean-Manuel Jacquinot.
Today, the Seagram’s Nine Hills range of wines is available across several states and we only expect to gain greater heights with our second vintage which has just been released”
The “Seagram’s Nine Hills – Shiraz 2007” was also awarded a ‘Seal of Approval’ in recognition of its fine quality. This challenge was chaired by, and organized in association with Robert Joseph, Chairman of the International Wine Challenge, London from 1984-2005, and founder of the Wine Challenges held in Singapore, China, Russia and Japan. This is Robert Joseph’s 50th wine challenge globally.
The competition is designed to award excellence and recognize quality in wines from around the world. Seagram’s Nine Hills was selected by a panel of 6 judges (3 International and 3 Indians).
Seagram’s Nine Hills wine gets its name from the nine hills surrounding Nashik where the company’s winery and the vineyards are located. The Nine Hills varietal range includes Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc.
Pernod Ricard India, a Pernod Ricard Group Company, the world’s second largest wine and spirits conglomerate, is a name that is synonymous with world renowned wine brands such as Jacob’s Creek (Australia), Montana (New Zealand) & Mumms Champagne, and the finest spirit brands such as Royal Salute, Chivas Regal, The Glenlivet , Ballantines & Martell.