Wine ‘O’ Clock: Sonal C Holland MW Recommends The Best Indian Wines To Drink In 2024

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It’s a phenomenal time to be a wine drinker in India. Great wines are available across different styles and price points and while some of the best international wine producers are vying for our attention, domestic brands have turned the heat up with their innovative approach and bold style. From crisp sparklings to vibrant whites and elegant reds, there are good Indian wines for every mood and every occasion. Here are some award-winning wines that oenophiles must try in 2024; the jury applauded these at one of India’s largest blind-tasting competitions of wines.

1. York Sparkling Rosé Brut 2020


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This sparkling rosé is great to start Saturday parties, a girls’ night-in or a lazy Sunday brunch with friends. This easy-drinking wine also pairs with multiple cuisines and dishes. Its effervescence and acidity will complement the smoky and spicy flavours of starters like Grilled Fish Tikka or Paneer Tikka perfectly.

Price: INR 1400

2. Sula Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2023

If you love wines that are sweet, luscious and packed with intense fruity aromas, then this indulgent offering from Sula is just for you. While this wine goes well with different types of cheeses like gruyere or cheddar, it is sweet enough to withstand the sweetness of several Indian desserts. So you can pair it with a creamy Badam Kheer or Rabri.

Price: INR 1095

3. The Source Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2023

This lean and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc is for people who want a wine that packs a punch with its acidity. Its herby and citrusy notes make this wine a great match for fresh and citrusy dishes. This is a lovely aperitif wine to serve with appetisers like a herbaceous Kachumber salad with coriander or a vibrant preparation like Prawn Balchao.

Price: INR 1195

4. Fratelli Master Selection White 2023

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This zingy wine with notes of tropical fruits commands the attention of people who like elegant white wines with complex flavours. This crowd-pleaser has flavours of fresh green apple and citrusy notes, making it a fine accompaniment for a classic lean meat dish like Fish Tikka or a creamy preparation like Methi Matar Malai.

Price: INR 1290

5. Fratelli Wines ‘Sette’ 2022

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This elegant yet dynamic offering from Fratelli is currently India’s most admired premium red wine, which has won multiple awards in both India and abroad. The ‘Sette’ pairs wonderfully with hearty and meaty Indian preparations like Rogan Josh. For vegetarians, its earthy notes will go quite well with similar flavours in Mushroom Masala.

Price: INR 2000

6. Vallonne Vineyards Syrah Reserve 2021


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We Indians love our Shiraz – its robust character along with spicy notes make it a perfect match for our palates and our cuisine. The wine is a good option for those who like rich full-bodied wines. Its spicy and fruit-forward flavours pair effortlessly with spicy dishes like Chicken Chettinad or a dish with complex flavours of Mutton Biryani with whole spices (khada masala).

Price: INR 1900

7. Vallonne Vineyards Anokhee Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Reserve 2019


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A wine for those who love to revisit their favourites again and again, this Cabernet Sauvignon will envelop you like a snug blanket. The wine has subtle notes of spices and its intense flavours pair well with elaborate preparations like a slow-cooked Dum Biryani or a hearty Baingan Bharta.

Price: INR 3150 

Also read, From Approachable Fine Dining To Regional Food Taking Centre Stage, 10 Chefs Weigh In On The Food Trends Of 2024

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