Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Sula Dindori Reserve from Nasik
Today we are tasting one of the most popular (or at least famous) brands in India - Sula.
Cheap Sula wines smell badly and taste the same so we went for an expensive bottle - Sula Dindori Reserve 2007.
Price - heavy 810 rupees (18 USD, in a wine shop)
Let's analyze the title first. It's a very beautiful bottle, after all! "Sula" itself has many meanings - from bird genus to islands in Scandinavia. It's not clear what did the company founders mean.
Dindori is a little town in Nasik - wine district in Maharashtra.
Bottle says the harvest was made in 2007, and then the drink spent 1 year in oak. Then it reached local shops.
Smell: rich, fruity, sweet, intensive.
Taste: very fruity, interesting aftertaste.
Verdict: very good Indian wine, but costly (comparing to Europe). It appears that Sula Wines company knows how to make good wine but refuses to do so in case of cheaper products. Perhaps, they assume that only rich can distinguish good wine from garbage.