Sula Shiraz 2022
Sula Shiraz is a smooth, medium-bodied red wine accentuated by ripe cherry and plum fruit, with attractive aromas of black pepper and a rich smokey character.
Sula Estates in Nashik is located approx 2000 feet above sea level, to the north of Mumbai, in The Western Ghats mountains, giving a climate similar to South Africa.
Nashik is India’s largest grape-growing region, but had traditionally never been used to grow wine grapes. Wondering why, an enterprising, Stanford-trained engineer named Rajeev Samant quit his hi-tech Silicon Valley job in 1993 to do some investigating. http://sulawines.com/Home/
A little research quickly showed that the Nashik climate was not only perfect for wine grapes, but was also on par with winegrowing regions in Spain, California, and Australia.
His determination doubled and Rajeev returned to California in search of a winemaker. In Sonoma County he found Kerry Damskey, an eminent Californian winemaker, who enthusiastically agreed to help start a winery on Rajeev’s 30 acre family estate.
Silver Medal - Syrah Du Monde 2014(France)