Top 10 Red Wine Brands in India

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About 10 years ago Indian wines and Indian wineries were almost unheard of. They did exist, but didn’t have a presence or did not show any promise in the Indian wine market, let alone the international wine scene. But today, that has changed quite drastically. India is more of a Rum & whisky drinking nation but with Indian Vineyards and Wineries popping up across the country, especially in Nashik and Karnataka, Indian Wine’s and Indian Wine Brands are making waves and gaining recognition not only domestically but internationally as well.

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, who together enjoy over 90% of the total market share. However, this has not stopped new entrants and more Indian Wineries joining in the competition as the demand grows tremendously.

There are many Here are the top red wine brands in India 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 guide but merely step towards making wine buying a bit easier.

These are the popular and best wine brands (Indian and Foreign) available in India. Do check them out and lets us know which one is your favorite in the comments section below. Or, if you think we missed out on a Red Wine which is worth a mention here in the list of red wine brands we created, tell us in the comments section and we will add it to our list.

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Best Indian Red Wines

Grover La Reserve

Awarded ‘Best New World Red 2005’ by the Decanter magazine. Aged in french oak barrels, this has a luscious bouquet of fruit and spices with a distinctive oak flavor. It luscious ripe fruits and an exquisite hint of spices. It is an attractive wine that will complement roasted lamb, tenderloin and will also perfectly match Indian specialty such as mutton biryani. Best enjoyed with stronger meats, game and spicy food.

Grover La Reserve

Winery: Grover Vineyards
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz

Château d’Ori Cabernet Merlot 2007

This intensely aromatic deep red wine with spiced and candied prune notes just dances on the palette. It is a very smooth wine with a hint of oak that which leaves a lingering taste. The strong tannins of Cabernet and the elegance of Merlot bring pleasure to ones palate when this wine is combined with grilled red meat, game and fowl.

Château d’Ori Cabernet Merlot 2007

Winery: Chateau d’Ori
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

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Nine Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Nine Hills stands apart with its soft tannins, which make it drinkable, just enough spiciness, long aftertaste, and a memorable mouth feel. Great for a mutton burra platter, but not a food wine for vegetarians.

Nine Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Winery: Seagram
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Reveilo Syrah Reserve 2005

A smooth-tasting wine, it is nicely balanced and drinkable. Syrah Reserve has been barrel aged in European oak for 9 months – this imparts an extra smoothness and okay notes to the wine. A delightful symphony of spice, pepper and berries, this wine is just what you’d order with your sheekh kebabs.

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Winery: Vintage Wines
Grape Variety: Syrah

Sula Dindori Reserve Shiraz 2007

Grown on the hills of the Dindori Estate in Nashik and aged for a year in new oak, the Dindori Reserve Shiraz is fragrant, elegant and smooth, with lush berry flavours and silky tannins. Best paired with grilled meats and seafood, spicy Mexican dishes, or pizza.

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Winery: Sula Vineyards
Grape Variety: Shiraz

Chantilli Cabernet Sauvignon

A full bodied oaky wine with a hint of black currant black cherries and rich complex finish. This wine won a bronze at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in 1995

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Winery: Indage Wines
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grover Vineyards Cabernet Shiraz

This deep, ruby red wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah or Shiraz grapes, Full bodies, with a rich bouquet overlaid with notes of spices, it has delightfully delicate, lingering taste.

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Winery: Grover Vineyards
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz

Sula Red Zinfandel

A luscious, jammy red Zinfandel redolent with blackberry aromas and cinnamon and plum flavours. Balanced, spicy, supple, delightful! Pairs with pizza and hearty pasta dishes.

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Winery: Sula Vineyards
Grape Variety: Zinfandel

Chene Grand Reserve

The Zampa Chene Grand Reserve is deep and intense ruby color. It sits light on the palette, kicking off with fruity notes and a refreshing aftertaste of vanilla and cinnamon. It pairs well with a varied selection of meats and stews; serve at 16°C-18°C.

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Winery: Grover Vineyards
Grape Variety: Signature blend of Tempranillo and Syrah

Italian Red Wines in India

Allegrini Corte Giara Merlot

Type :Merlot
Characteristic : Soft, fruity, medium-bodied

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La Piuma Chianti

Type : Sanjiovese (Nelluccio)
Characteristic : Fresh, fruity, low-tannin

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Mannara Merlot

Type : Merlot
Characteristic : Soft, fruity, medium-bodied

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Marchesi de Frescobaldi Pater Sangiovese Toscana

Type : Sanjiovese (Nelluccio)
Characteristic : Soft, fruity, medium-bodied

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Banfi Col Di Sasso Toscana

Type : Col di Sasso
Characteristic : Soft, fruity, medium-bodied

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Bertani Valpolicella

Type : Valpolicella Blend
Characteristic : Fresh, fruity, low-tannin

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Della Sicilia Danzante Merlot

Type : Merlot
Characteristic : Fresh, fruity, low-tannin

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Albinea Canali Codarossa

Type : Lambursco
Characteristic : Fruity, bubbly

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French Red Wines in India

Albert Bichot Chateauneuf Du Pape

Type : Southern Rhone Blend Red
Characteristic : Complex, smooth, full-bodied

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Chateau De Fontenille Entre Deux Mers

Type : Bordeaux Blend White
Characteristic : Aromatic, crisp, light-bodied

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Chateau Hauterive Medoc

Type : Medoc
Characteristic : Soft, fruity, medium-bodied

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Delas Syrah

Type : SYRAH
Characteristic : Fresh, fruity, low-tannin

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Domaines Barons De Rothschild (lafite)-blason d’ Aussieres Corbieres

Type : GSMC
Characteristic : Powerful, spicy, full-bodied

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Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin

Type : Pinot Noir
Characteristic : Complex, smooth, medium-bodied

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Berger Baron Bordeaux Red

Type : Bordeaux Red
Characteristic : Soft, fruity, medium-bodied

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Other Indian Red Wines

Sula Rasa Shiraz

This is a vintage red wine and is known for the taste and blend. This is also an Indian based wine that can be very tasty and at the same time it can be equally compatible with the red meat. This is one of the best combinations you can ever have. This is not so costly as well and is available for Rs 1150 for 750 ml

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Grover Zampa La Reserve

This is one of the wines that are known for taste, quality, and class yet affordable. This is a Nashik based brand and can be availed at Rs 850 for 750 ml. This is the best of wines available in the Indian market.

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Fratelli Sette

This is a brand Frantiis Vines and is known for the aroma and flavours. This is one of the most popular brands in India and is known for taste. It is highly priced and is available for Rs 1650 for 750 ml.

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Barrique Reserve Shiraz

This is one of the best wines available in Indian market. This is perfectly blended with red meat, blackberries, cheese, mushrooms and spices. It is fairly priced at Rs 900 for 750 ml.

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Seagram’s Nine Hills

This is one of the best wines in the Indian market. The Nine Hills is one of the wines that have fruity flavours. The Nine Hills has special flavours strawberry and Cherry. It feels great with dry food and spicy food as well. It is quite fairly priced at Rs 575 per 750 ml.

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Fratelli Sangiovese Bianco

This is a Tuskan brand that is known for the delicious taste and flavour. This is one of the best wines for the aroma. The best part is that it is available for only Rs 850 per 750 ml.

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Myra Reserve Shiraz

Myra Shiraz is a medium-bodied, fruit-driven wine has supple tannins and an elegant finish. While wonderful by itself and paired with grilled foods and hard cheeses, it also lends itself to experimentation with your palate.

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Myra Misfit Cabernet Shiraz

It is a smooth, medium-bodied wine bursting with rich berries, spice flavours and delicate oak aroma which intensifies your senses, pair it with lamb, meat sauce, pizza and pasta or enjoy this luscious wine as it is.

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KRSMA Sangiovese

This classic Sangiovese has a lovely garnet colour with aromas of cherries, berries, spice and a hint of jasmine. The palate has defined cherries and brown spices with a pleasant smooth finish.

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KRSMA Cabernet Sauvignon

Classic new world bold, robust Cabernet Sauvignon with fruity red berries, cherries and spice. Well integrated, soft velvety tannins make for an unforgettably intense finish.

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CHAROSA Tempranillo Reserve

Dark ruby red in color, this wine is filled with rich Coconut, Vanilla, Chocolate and Raspberry aromas. A medium-bodied wine which has an excellent concentration of warm red fruit flavors like Raspberry, Strawberry and Plum, distinctly ripe and fleshy. Tempranillo Reserve is a well-balanced wine which signs off with a perfectly round and soft finish.

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CHAROSA Selection Shiraz

A blend of fresh dark fruits like Raspberry, Strawberry, Cherry and Vanilla lends to its toasty aroma. This ruby red, mid palate wine expresses ripe red fruit and mature tannins, and boasts of a great spicy finish with a hint of Oak.

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Vallonne Malbec Reserve

A limited edition wine with just 973 bottles of the 2013 vintage, this wine is full bodied with subtle velvety tannins, plush texture and smoky hints of raspberry and blackberry. The oaked aromas are in perfect harmony with tones of toast and vanilla.

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York Arros

Arros is a reserve blend of Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon. The chalky tannins and burst of cranberry, peppers, caramel, dark chocolate & tobacco on the palate make this wine an ideal companion to grilled or tandoori meats, steak & cheeses.

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Alpine Vindiva Shiraz Reserve

Vindiva Shiraz, ruby garnet color; intense nose of raspberries, hawthorn berries and spices. Very expressive flavors with a long, elegant finish. Perfect with lamb and all other red meat dishes.

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