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Medals Galore at India Wine Awards at Sofitel

Posted: Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:35

 

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Medals Galore at India Wine Awards at Sofitel

April 22: International and Indian producers had reasons to celebrate the Inaugural Edition of the India Wine Awards organised at the hospitality partner Sofitel Mumbai BKC where 17 wines won the top Diamond Award, 55 winning Gold and 82 managing Silver Medals, with 154 wines getting a medal out of 301 wine samples submitted of both Indian and International wines available in Mumbai

Click For Large ViewPrestige Wines and Spirits and Berkmann Wine Cellars shared the honour in the imported wine category with 17 medals each. Aspri missed the third spot in Top Three with the dark horse Gusto managing to win 16 medals, surprising many.

In the domestic segment Sula topped with 11 medals but that included 2 from the imports by Sula Selection. Purely in the domestic segment, there was a tie, surprisingly with Good Drop Wine Cellars, a relatively new producer of sparkling wines, who added the range of the erstwhile Good Earth range which entered the market in 2009 with a big bang but due to the relatively high prices according to the market, could not survive in the market. The label and the rights to produce were bought by Ashwin Rodrigues, the young chartered accountant trained in Australia a couple of years ago in 2015.

Fratelli followed the leader board with 8 award winning labels whereas Grover Zampa Vineyards trailed closely with 7 medals.

Click For Large ViewThe competition promised the Best of the Best. Here is the list of the Best wines in each class:

SIDUS PREMIUM WHITE 2016, FRATELLI VINEYARDS
BEST INDIAN WINE - BUDGET
GOLD WINNER

NINE HILLS CHENIN BLANC 2016, PERNOD-RICARD INDIA
BEST INDIAN WINE - SUPERIOR
DIAMOND WINNER

SDU RESERVA SYRAH 2013, SDU WINERY
BEST INDIAN WINE - PREMIUM
DIAMOND WINNER

GROVER ZAMPACHENÊ GRAND RESERVE 2014
BEST INDIAN WINE - SUPER-PREMIUM
DIAMOND WINNER


SENSI COLLEZIONE MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO 2015,
ITALY
BEST INTERNATIONAL WINE - BUDGET
GOLD WINNER

TORRES GRAN CORONAS 2012, SPAIN
BEST INTERNATIONAL WINE - SUPERIOR
DIAMOND WINNER

ROBERT MONDAVI PRIVATE COLLECTION CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014, USA
BEST INTERNATIONAL WINE - PREMIUM
DIAMOND WINNER

CESARI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA 2011, ITALY
BEST INTERNATIONAL WINE – SUPER-PREMIUM
DIAMOND WINNER

RENIERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2011, ITALY
BEST INTERNATIONAL WINE – SUPER-PREMIUM
DIAMOND WINNER


KRSMA ESTATES CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012
BEST RED WINE - INDIAN
DIAMOND WINNER

BRUT TROPICALE NV, SULA VINEYARDS
BEST SPARKLING WINE - INDIAN
GOLD WINNER

VIJAY AMRITRAJ RESERVE COLLECTION 2015, GROVER ZAMPA VINEYARDS
BEST WHITE WINE - INDIAN
DIAMOND WINNER

DESSERT ROSÉ 2016, SOMA VINEYARDS
BEST ROSE WINE - INDIAN
GOLD WINNER


DRAPPIER CARTE D’OR BRUT CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE
BEST SPARKLING WINE - INTERNATIONAL
GOLD WINNER

ROBERT MONDAVI WOODBRIDGE WHITE ZINFANDEL 2
015, USA
BEST ROSÉ WINE - INTERNATIONAL
GOLD WINNER

DOMAINE ALBERT BICHOT CHABLIS CHÂTEAU LONG-DEPAQUIT 2015, FRANCE
BEST WHITE WINE - INTERNATIONAL
GOLD WINNER

SILENI ESTATES CELLAR SELECTION PINOT NOIR 2015, NEW ZEALAND
BEST RED WINE - INTERNATIONAL
DIAMOND WINNER

 

TROPHY WINNERS OF WINE & FOOD PAIRING COMPETITION

CASABLANCA VINO SPUMANTE NV, GOOD DROP WINE CELLARS, INDIA
BEST WINE PAIRED WITH VEG BIRYANI
DIAMOND WINNER

GOOD EARTH BASSO NV CABERNET SAUVIGNON, GOOD DROP WINE WINE CELLARS, INDIA
BEST WINE PAIRED WITH MUTTON SEEKH KEBAB
DIAMOND WINNER

GROVER ZAMPACHENÊ GRAND RESERVE 2014, INDIA
BEST WINE PAIRED WITH BAINGAN BHARTA
GOLD WINNER

SILENI ESTATES CELLAR SELECTION SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016, NEW ZEALAND
BEST WINE PAIRED WITH PATRANI FISH
GOLD WINNER

GMH BY GEOFF HARDY 2015 PINOT NOIR, AUSTRALIA
BEST WINE PAIRED WITH VEG KERALA STEW
GOLD WINNER

JACOB’S CREEK SPARKLING BRUT NV, AUSTRALIA
BEST WINE PAIRED WITH BUTTER CHICKEN
DIAMOND WINNER

There were 16 Silver, 18 Gold and 8 Diamond medal winners in Indian wines while for international wines the number was higher at 40, 26 and 06 resp. In the food and wine pairing  competition, 90 wines were sent and there were 26 wines winning Silver, 11 Golds and 3 Diamonds.  For the detailed winners in each category, please press the following buttons.

For details of Jury etc, please visit the previous Article:

IWA Winner’s Night at Sofitel promises to be Exciting

For further details, await another Article later.

Subhash Arora

 

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Jaydeep kudale Says:

Thanks to indian wine academy and organizer,for fair selection of quality wine,working as viticulturist since from 2000 feel proud for getting awards to india wine compair with international brands having well mature talent in wine making and viticulture. The nashik is Manchester for table grapes as well as wine grapes. Red well drain soils with low ph and the terrior plays major role for getting right balance fruity aromas. Regards. Jaydeep kudale. 7263931545.

Posted @ May 11, 2017 11:37

 

Subhash Arora Says:

 

Thanks Dommaraju. While I am more frustrated than everyone else on the slow pace of change but we must acknowledge that this is new culture being superimposed on our Indian culture which is thousands of years old. It will take time. People have to be educated and we can only train them to make a better choice based on the facts today. But we cannot force it. I believe we have to be more discriminating , yes. Responsible Drinking must be the tagline across the Board. Once again thank you for the recognition of the efforts. Subhash Arora

Posted @ April 27, 2017 14:03

 

krishnamaraju dommaraju Says:

Subhash, you have created a buzz in wine circles in our country. Time those who govern us start thinking on what Wine means and what is responsible drinking! Let us become a little more discriminating.

Posted @ April 27, 2017 12:30

 
       

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