Hyderabad: Within a very short span, the red wine market in India has witnessed a great increase in demand. Now, we come across a bunch of spirit supporters or red wine lovers almost everywhere. With the growth in wine culture in the country, wineries are also trying to churn out some amazing red wines to stack up on our wine shelves. However, the first thing that comes to almost everyone’s mind when thinking of red wine apart from its fruity taste is its cost.
But not anymore. The cost of some rich and quality red wines has decreased. There are some remarkable wineries that have become people’s new favourite. Here is a list of the 10 best Indian red wines that are not only tasty but also pocket friendly:
1. Cabernet Shiraz by Sula
Cabernet Shiraz from Sula Vineyards, Nashik Valley is a blend of 70% Shiraz and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. They charge just Rs. 895 for 750 ml and its alcohol content is 13.5%. It is one of India’s best-selling red wines and the reason behind it is its goodness of blueberries and blackberries.
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2. Sette by Fratelli Wines
Sette by Fratelli Vineyards, Akluj, Maharashtra costs around Rs. 1,700 for 750 ml and the alcohol content is 13.5%. It also has a unique smoky flavour of coffee and chocolate and is worth every single drop.
3. Big Banyan Merlot
Big Banyan Wines from Bengaluru, Karnataka Vineyard is made with Merlot grapes and it is just Rs. 750 for 750 ml. With an alcohol content of 13%, it is known for its divine smoothness and soft, velvety tannins.
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4. Four Seasons Barrique Reserve Shiraz
This red wine from Four Seasons Vineyards in Baramati, Maharashtra costs about Rs. 1,000 for 750 ml. With 13% of alcohol content, its smoky flavour in every sip is perfect for any beautiful evening.
5. La Reserve by Grover Zampa
Grover Zampa Vineyards in Doddaballapura, Karnataka serves this delicious La Reserve with 14% alcohol content. Its cost is about Rs. 1,050 for 750 ml. The vineyard was awarded gold under Asia wines at the Silk Route Awards 2016 and of course, they deserve it.
6. Reserve Tempranillo by Charosa
Reserve Tempranillo by Charosa Winery, Charosa village, Maharashtra has 13% alcohol content and costs about Rs. 1,500 for 750 ml. The rich aromas of coconut, vanilla, and raspberry give it a dominant fruity flavour and it tastes delicious.
7. York Arros
York Winery in Nashik Valley is yet another gem. With about 14.3% alcohol content, this red wine costs Rs. 950 for 750 ml. This is a family-run Indian wine company that has perfectly blended Indian red wine with a tinge of dark chilli pepper.
Source: York Winery
8. Reveilo Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
This red wine by Reveilo Winery, also in Nashik Valley, costs about Rs. 1,500 for 750 ml and has 14% alcohol content. The flavour of berries and cherries with some hints of smoke and spice makes this one of the best smooth-tasting red wines.
9. KRSMA Sangiovese
This red wine from KRSMA Estate in Hampi Hills costs around Rs. 1,800 for 750 ml. With an alcohol content of 13%, one must say it is expensive but worth trying. The lovely flavours will make you fall in love with it.
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10. Myra Cabernet Sauvignon
Last, but not the least, is Myra Cabernet Sauvignon from Myra Vineyards in Nashik Valley which costs about Rs. 1,500 for 750 ml. It has an alcohol content of 14%. It is an easy and uncomplicated red wine that is also known for its well-balanced acidity.