Best of Indian Wines: Top 10 Indian White Wines

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Indian Wine’s and Indian Wine Brands are making waves and gaining recognition not only domestically but internationally as well. Of these the White wines are quite a hit especially those from The Top 5 Indian Vineyards and Wineries which Include the three large players in the Indian Wine industry- Grover Vineyards, Indage (Chateau Indage) and Sula Wines.

Here are The Top 10 Indian White Wines today based purely on research of articles, reviews and discussions online and of course…personal taste. I am no wine connoisseur so this by no no means is a definitive Top 10 guide but merely step towards making wine buying a bit easier.

If you’ve missed my previous post on Indian Wines here are The Top 10 Indian Red Wines

1) Nine Hills Chenin Blanc 2007

Winery:Seagram
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc
A clean, attractive, fruity wine that surprises you with its refreshing acidity. In simple terms, it means the wine isn’t cloyingly sweet, as many Indian Chenin Blancs tend to be, making it just the right accompaniment for kebabs and curries.

2) Riviera Blanc de Blanc

Winery: Indage
Grape Variety: Ugni Blanc/Chardonnay
This wine won a bronze at the International Wine and Spirit Competition-1995. It is described as
Light fresh fruity wine with excellent floral bouquet

3) Grover Vineyards Viognier (Clairette)

Winery: Grover Vineyards
Grape Variety:Viognier,Clairette
Complimented by floral notes and hint of honey, it is dominated by fruity aromas, ranging from peach, apricot and passion fruit. The mouth is full, rounded with crisp acidity, and leaves and impression of freshness.

4) Sula Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Sula Vineyards
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
A highly aromatic, floral, dry wine. It is crisp and refreshing, with a touch of spice at the finish. It is the perfect accompaniment to the varied flavourful cuisines of Asia.

5) Reveilo Late Harvest Chenin Blanc

Winery: Vintage Wines
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc (late harvest)
The Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (technically a dessert wine) has a lovely golden hue and an underlying aroma reminiscent of honey and scorched almonds. It is mouth-filling, rich and sweet, but has retained enough edge to provide it with perfect balance.

6) Château d’Ori Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Chateau D’Ori
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
This wine is fresh and fruity, but the fruit is layered oakiness.

7) N.D Wines Chenin Blanc

Winery: N.D Wines
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc
The intense nose develops the pleasant aroma of pineapples, grape fruits and native guavas, besides the flowery aroma of rose. The tangy taste of the N.D. Chenin Blanc tickles the palate and leaves a lasting flavor and aroma of fruit in the mouth.

8) Ivy Sauvignon Semillion

Winery: Indage
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc/ Semillion
Pleasant nose rewarded by intense flavours of apples, passion fruit & pears with hints of vanilla & oak

9) Indage Vineyards Gold Series, Chardonnay Semillon

Winery: Indage
Grape Variety: Chardonnay Semillon
It is a medium bodied wine, delicately balanced with some mineral characters that add to its richness. Its lingering fruity after-taste at the end of the mouth offers itself as an ideal aperitif wine or with light dishes.

10) Tiger Hill Vineyards Chardonnay

Winery: Indage
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
This medium gold chardonnay has full ripeness, distinctive elegance & richness with enticing expressions of fragrant ripe apples & peaches summing to a creamy nose