£ 35.95, 75 cl
The wine has prominent mineral notes with aromas of green apple, tropical fruit and brioche. It is rich on the palate with great texture, dry and beautiful.
The Chardonnay for this wine is grown on the Motewadi plot in Akluj (Mahārāshtra), on the right bank of the Nira River about 170 kilometres south of Pune. The sandy soils here, at 548 metres above sea level, produce a textured, aromatic wine. The vines are planted at a density of 4,000 per hectare and cultivated using vertical shoot positioning.
The wine was barrel fermented in French oak and spent around 8 months in wood, before secondary fermentation. This took place in bottle according to the traditional method, spending 16 months lees. Riddling was semi-automatic, and the wine was finished with a brut-level dosage.
J’NOON is a joint venture between Kapil Sekhri of Fratelli wines and Jean-Charles Boisset. The name is a French take on the Urdu word “Junoon”, which means “passion”. The aim of Jean-Charles and Kapil was to produce India’s finest wine, and we think they’ve achieved that.