Charosa Vineyards Launches Its Exquisite Range of Wines From The Nashik Region in Maharashtra
24th January 2014, Mumbai: Charosa Vineyards launched its exquisite range of wines at Pali Village Café, Bandra in Mumbai today in an elegant setting. Charosa Vineyards is the first Indian Wine Brand named after the Charosa village in Nashik, the wine capital of India.
Charosa Vineyards hosted a sparkling evening which was an amalgamation of delightful new–world wines and rich conversations. For wine lovers, it was an expedition into the unique world of wines and the labor of love that went into the making of these fine wines from Charosa.
The menu was designed to complement the selection from Charosa and added a unique taste to gastronomical element at the dinner occasion and an interactive wine pairing dialogue that enhanced the experience.
A special menu featured a selection of mouth watering appetizers of Roasted Bell Pepper & Jalapeno Hummus, Mushroom & Almond Pate on Melba, Prawns in Lemon Coriander Broth, Roast Garlic Marinated Chicken. This was followed by the main course assortment of Roasted Tomato & Mascarpone Risotto, Winter Veg Lasagna, Herb Grilled Chicken with Peppercorn Jus and Pan Seared Cambodian Bassa and Hazelnut Mousse Flan & Flourless Chocolate Fudge as desserts.
Present at the launch event were Parag Kamat, Chief Operating Officer, Charosa Wineries Ltd along with Clive Castelino,Manager - Training & Corporate Sales and Ashok Patil, Wine Maker.
Speaking on the launch Parag Kamat, Chief Operating Officer, Charosa Wineries Ltd said “We are very pleased to introduce Charosa Vineyards to you, made from the finest grapes from the heart of the wine country in India. The wine industry is growing faster than any other alcoholic beverage in India and the wine market has emerged in the last 20 years. Keeping this in mind, our wines will cater to both the premium and semi-premium segment which will meet the consumer demand in the market. We are proud to present our artfully crafted labour of love, which is at par with the best internationally”.
The exclusive range of wines that were showcased at the launch were Charosa Reserve Tempranillo, Charosa Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Charosa Selections Sauvignon Blanc, Charosa Selections Shiraz, Charosa Selections Viognier, Charosa Pleasures Sauvignon Blanc and Charosa Pleasures Cabernet Shiraz.
Set amidst a sprawling 230 acres, the Charosa Vineyards in the Dindori-Niphad-Satara area of Nashik boasts of the finest wine-friendly weather and soil where every drop of wine created here is a delight. Featuring 7 of the finest quality, Charosa Vineyardsbrings to you the delightful world of new-world wines: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier.
They say a great palate and nose is akin to the golden goose for winemakers, and many reputations are built around the ability to blend masterfully and consistently, a pleasurable task executed with aplomb by the wine tasters and vintners at Charosa.
Charosa Reserve Tempranillo is dark ruby red in color, and is filled with rich Coconut, Vanilla, Chocolate and Raspberry aromas. A medium-bodied wine which has an excellent concentration of warm red fruit flavors like Raspberry, Strawberry and Plum, distinctly ripe and fleshy. Tempranillo Reserve is a well-balanced wine which signs off with a perfectly round and soft finish.
Charosa Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark, ruby red wine is blessed with complex aromas - ripe fruits, Black Olive, Vanilla, Eucalyptus, Chocolate and a hint of sweet spice. On the palate, this full-bodied wine is rich and soft. It expresses ripe fruits like Plum and Raspberry and finishes with well-balanced tannins.
Charosa Selections Shiraz is a blend of fresh dark fruits like Raspberry, Strawberry, Cherry and Vanilla lends to its toasty aroma. This ruby red, mid palate wine expresses ripe red fruit and mature tannins, and boasts of a great spicy finish with a hint of Oak.
Charosa Selections Sauvignon Blanc is a wine comes alive with intense tropical flavors of Gooseberry and Orange. This bright, straw-yellow, mid-palate wine is broad, balanced and quite rich with tropical fruits and a grassy mineral freshness.
Charosa Selections Viognier is a wine that boasts of a very rich, fruity floral nose, displaying aromas of sweet spices like Cinnamon and delicate Apricot. This bright, straw-yellow wine has a full palate, and a soft silky texture imparted by short aging in new French Oak barrels.
Charosa Pleasures Cabernet Shiraz is a Still Red wine which is a classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz designed to be soft and fruity yet firm through the palate. Nose displaying red ripe berry fruit with toasty , vanilla and chocolate aromas. The vibrant fruit and subtle French oak flavors are balanced by fine ripe tannins.
Charosa Pleasures Sauvignon Blanc is white wine which is a mix of tropical fruit, lychee, citrus and orange flavors balanced by refreshing acidity. Round and fruity on the mid palate displaying long lasting fruity finish.
Artfully crafted, Charosa Vineyards is all set to create an Indian wine brand that is on par with the best internationally.
The Varietals Are Priced At:
Reserve Series- 1,500
Selections Series- Red 800 & White 750
Pleasures Series- Red 550 & White 500
Charosa Vineyards is available at all key retail outlets in Mumbai such as:
· All Godrej Nature Basket Stores; Haiko Supermarket, Reliance stores
· Powai - Star wines;
· Crawford Market - PK wines, Shah Wines;
· Hughes Rd- Sovereign Wines;
· Dadar- Modern Wines;
· Juhu- Juben Wines;
· Mulund- Mahalaxhmi Wines;
· Cuff Parade- Patel Wines;
· Malad - Crystal Wines, GK wines, Joseph Lawerence Wines, Chincoli wines;
· Bandra -Pinky wines, Jude Wines, Kashmir Wines;
· Andheri- Aradhana Wines;
· Borivali-Sushmita Wines;
· Wadala - Pick up wines
Charosa Vineyards is available at all key retail outlets in Pune such as:
· Aparna Wines; Captor Beer Shop;
· A - Zone Wines; Chilled beer Shop;
· Eagle Wines; GSP Wine; Ghule Wines;
· Infinity Wines; Kranti Wines;
· Kunal Wines; Lucky Wines GNB ;
· Pengvin Beer Shop; Prakash Wines;
· Preetam Wines; Sagar Beer Shop;
· The Providore; Sunil Wines;
· Sunny Beer Shop;
· V.R.Wines; Wine Terminal;
· K.M.Wines; S.M.Ghule Wines;
· Taj Wines; Liquid Hut Beer Shop;
· Hira Wines; K.P.Beer Shop;
· Bottoms Up Wines; Wingate Wine
ABOUT CHAROSA VINEYARDS:
The creation of fine Charosa wine is based on the true fusion of science and art. The wine making process at Charosa is unique, with open tank fermenters being used for the first time in India. The use of super specialty equipment, such as the inert gas press, ensures that only the best quality juice is used for the wine making process. Like all things born of nature, the earth here plays a pivotal role in wine making.
Add to the heady mix, the right climate and sloped landscape which make it conducive to growing vineyards, and you have all the elements that add a bit of ‘je ne sais quoi’ that turns a good wine into a great wine.
The Tuscan look at Charosa Vineyards is boasts of contemporary vernacular architecture. It is surrounded by picturesque hills, valleys, forests, and water bodies, it is a location ripe with possibilities