Wine is the perfect way to begin celebrations and treat yourself to a fine evening of extravaganza. The rich taste, craftsmanship, and unparalleled luxury of premium wine is an exotic experience every wine lover deserves. Here are seven of the most expensive wines in India for you to try and relish as you engage in heart-warming conversations with loved ones.
Just like a connoisseur would vouch for or any good sommelier would recommend, some of these exotic wines have the innate potential to transport you to the serene vineyards and cellars of their origin with just a sip. Sit back to hear about some great wines that are a true testament to the passionate hours of flawless winemaking involved in their creation, and try not to reach for a glass of wine before you finish reading!
Here are 8 premium wines to try in India
1. La Réserve
La Réserve is one of the finest wines from Grover Zampa Vineyards. The Grover Zampa Vineyards take pride in being one of the oldest Indian wine producers. This particular wine from their collection combines the goodness of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The uniquely exotic flavour of intense coffee beans, vanilla, and chocolate of the La Reserve comes from its impeccable fermentation in French oak barrels. The subtle flavours of this exquisite will leave you craving a little more for the aroma of its spicy and luscious red and black fruits. The perfect drink to accompany your platter of kebabs, roasted lamb, pasta, flavoured cheese, or biryani, the La Réserve is the finest and most expensive wine in India for all the right reasons.
Price: Rs 1,175 for 750 ml
2. RĀSĀ Cabernet Sauvignon
The RĀSĀ Cabernet Sauvignon is a must-mention while discussing the most expensive wines in India. It is one of the most popular and elite wines from RĀSĀ that’s aged for 1-1.5 years in French oak barrels before distribution. Dive into the rich pool of the enigmatic aromas of berries and dark fruits as you sip the extrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon, which can be a little on the higher budget spectrum but is worth every penny.
Price: Rs 1,500 for 750 ml
With the flavourful taste of white pear, green apple, lemongrass, stone fruit, jasmine, white pepper, and lime, this exotic white wine by Fratelli Vineyards is one of the most expensive wines in India. The wine derives its name from the Urdu word Junoon meaning passion. With the perfectly proportioned blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, J’NOON is a must-try for all those passionate about wines. Delve into the creamy, sweet, and woody texture of this premium wine fermented in French oak barrels as you enjoy a hearty meal of perhaps your favourite mutton rogan josh.
Price: Rs 3,000 for 750 ml
Next on our list of the most expensive wines in India is the classic Fratelli Sette. From the Fratelli Vineyards of Akuj, Maharashtra, the Fratelli Sette is the ideal wine to accompany almost all Indian cuisine. Savour the sweet essence of raspberries and the royal mixture of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese as you gulp down a glass of the smooth Fratelli Sette that's been fermented in French oak wood barrels for about 1.2 years. Fratelli Sette is a premium red wine befitting both the Indian and international palate and goes particularly well with lamb dishes such as lamb chops and stew.
Price: Rs 2,000 for 750 ml
5. RESERVE – Tempranillo
From the rich Charosa Vineyards in Maharashtra, RESERVE – Tempranillo is one of the finest red wines you can find in the country. Tempranillo comes in a gorgeous dark red colour and is aged to perfection in French oak barrels for 12 months. Get lost in the vibrant aroma of chocolates, coconuts, and vanilla notes as you sip on this exotic wine with the rich taste of sweet raspberries, plums, and tannins. Tempranillo is the perfect companion for your favourite bowl of grilled veggies or galouti kebabs.
Price: Rs 2,605 for 750 ml
6. H Block Chardonnay
One of the finest creations of the Yorks Winery in Nashik, the H Block Chardonnay is made from hand-picked Chardonnay grapes. The extracted juice then undergoes a vigorous fermentation process in stainless steel tanks. The H Block Chardonnay gets some of its complex flavours owing to the fermentation of about 15% of the wine in French oak barrels for 6 months. The wine undergoes a third round of malolactic fermentation thereafter rendering it its rich creamy texture. A glass of H Block Chardonnay will let you experience the distinct aromas of citrus and lemon, and the wine goes perfectly with light salads, shellfish, and risotto.
Price: Rs 995 for 750 ml
7. Zampa Chne Grande Reserve
Yet another premium and expensive Indian wine is the Chne, which is a blend of Tempranillo and Syrah. Aged to perfection for 15 months, the Zampa Chne Grande Reserve is popular for its boldness of taste and the strong essence of toasted coffee it leaves on the palate as an aftertaste.
Price: Rs 1,700 for 750 ml
8. Zampa Insignia
Zampa Insignia is one of the finest and most expensive wines in India, selling for Rs 5000 per bottle. Zampa Insignia 2014 is an exotic and exclusively produced wine in the truest sense. Having a glass of Zampa Insignia is like experiencing divinity in the form of classic red wine!
Price: Rs 5,000 for 750 ml