Fratelli Wines Sangiovese
Fratelli Wines Sangiovese from India
Fratelli Sangiovese is a light but elegant red wine from India. Fratelli wines have done a good job in creating this soft red which has a touch of natural sweetness from the fruit and is delightful to drink on it's own or with a traditional curry.
Three sets of brothers from Italy and India (Fratelli means Brothers in Italian) nurtured the desire to create a product made in India following Italian traditions which would meet international standards. Crucial to their dream was the idea not to source grapes from vineyards over which they had no control. Their passion, love and labour has resulted in the birth of Fratelli Wines, a modern winery located in Akluj, in the Solapur district, about 170 kms south of Pune. The winery holds today 58 tanks of varying capacity to make the various wines from their own estate covering an expanse of about 240 acres across three different sites at Motewadi, Garwadand Nimgaon. The vineyards, planted with 13 different grape varieties imported from France, have been nurtured and tended to for four long years before the grapes harvested were used to make their very first wines. The viticultural and wine-making expertise has been provided by Piero Masi, a master wine-maker from Tuscany, and creator of the famous 'Chianti Classico Casa Sola'. The rest of the world is now invited to taste the resulting wines!
2015 saw a good, consistent vintage, with fresh, cold nights and warm days encouraging, a long, slow and constant ripening of the grapes.
The vineyards in the Akluj wine region provide the perfect growing conditions for the Sangiovese grape. The grapes for this wine were grown in plots C and D of the Garwar vineyard site, which has a rocky soil structure, allowing good water drainage. The vines are grown on a Vertical Shoot Positioning System (VSP) and are planted to a density of 4000 plants per hectare with a yield of eight tonnes per hectare.
The close proximity of the winery to the vineyards, ensures that once the grapes were harvested they were processed within an hour, in an absolutely fresh condition. The grapes were fermented in temperature controlled tanks at 22 to 25°C for one week, followed by one week of maceration time. The wine was then transferred to French oak barrels for six month's maturation.
A light, but elegant oaky nose leads to a palate with the perfect fusion of acidity, a natural impression of fruit sweetness and elegant tannins. Well balanced, with a long, persistent finish.
Served at 8 to 12°C, mushroom risotto. Also accompanies spicy vegan cuisine
Grape - Sangiovese 100%
Country - India
Body Value: C (A is light, E is full bodied)
Residual Sugar: 3
Contains Sulphites: Yes