India 2012, October: Wine from India comes of age with Four Seasons Wine bagging the bronze at the first ever Decanter Asia World Wine Awards held in .Barrique Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon varietal a premium wine from the Four Seasons Wines portfolio, the flagship brand of USL Wines was declared one of the best red wines amongst the excitement and applause. A produce of Sahyadri Valley in Maharashtra, this award winning wine has been matured in oak barrels and created at the state of the art winery of Four Seasons in Baramati near Pune from French grapes.
Abhay Kewadkar, the Chief Wine Maker and Director Four Seasons wine on the occasion said, “This is a proud moment for us as it reaffirms our belief of being on the right track and producing a wine in India that is capable of receiving global recognition and being appreciated by people not only in India but by people in traditional wine drinking countries as well. The Decanter wine award, which is an initiative of Britain’s Decanter Wine magazine, is one of the most prestigious awards given out in the category of wine in the world today.”
Winner of many awards in the past, Four Seasons Wines constant endeavor remains to produce world class wine in India that go with every season, suit every cuisine and cater to all palates. This recently won title will most definitely change the positioning of Indian wines on the global map forever. TheBarrique Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has a complex aroma – crushed blackcurrant and a touch of spice on the nose, with a touch of mint. The rich wine goes well with fine cuisine like roasted ham, tenderloin, rack of lamb and even roasted vegetables. Old cheeses like comte, beaufort and abundance also pair well with this wine.
The Decanter Asia World Wine Award is a part of the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) which is an international wine competition established and managed by Britain’s Decanter wine magazine. DWWA competition was established in 2004 by renowned UK wine critic Stephen Spurrier – the figure behind the 1976 Judgment of Paris. The awards, founded in 2004, has come to reputation as the most influential and respected wine competitions. Each year entries from nearly 50 countries from the world over are received and in 2012, 14120 entries were received.
About Four Seasons Wine: Enjoying a glass of wine is like holding a story by the stem. Theme, character, composition – critical elements of a story, all find expression in India’s most awarded range of wines - Four Seasons. The award-winning ranges of wines have been crafted with the technical expertise of Bouvet-Ladubay, France and perfectly complement different styles of cuisines.
The varietal range available in three reds, three whites and a rose, has been styled to suit the diversity of the Indian palate. Hence, one will find the wines fairly fruit forward, with a good balance. The premium range of Four Seasons Barrique Reserve Collection, available in two popular varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, are made in limited batches and undergo a nine-month maturation in new French oak barriques that lends these wines a subtle complexity, an enigmatic bouquet, a velvety texture and a lingering finish – truly living up to their reserve designation.
Enjoy the experience of unraveling, sip by exquisite sip, the heart, body and soul of this unique Indian wine story – Four Seasons.
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