Thursday, March 28, 2013

Four Seasons

Last year there was a Wine Festival in Bangalore, as blogger I was invited to be a part of the festival. There I picked up a bottle of Four Seasons Wine. Let me tell you more about Wine and also about Four seasons.

Four Seasons Wines come to you from India's largest and most respected alcobev conglomerate - the UB Group. Now available in seven varietals, and two Four Seasons Barrique Reserve wines.

First of all Let me tell you what is wine?
Wine is a product obtained from total or partial alcoholic fermentation of fresh grapes, whether or not crushed, or of grape must.

Different types of Wine

Still Wines:
  1. White Wine : Wine that's made from light-skinned grapes or from dark-skinned grapes whose juice doesn't contain any extracted color from the skin.
  2. Red Wine : Wine having a red color derived from skins of dark-colored grapes.
  3. Rose Wine : Pinkish wine from red grapes whose skins were in contact with the grape juice for a very short time

Sparkling Wines:
Sparkling Wines is a wine with significant levels of carbon dioxide in it making it fizzy. The carbon dioxide may result from natural fermentation, either in a bottle, as with the méthode champenoise, in a large tank designed to withstand the pressures involved (as in the Charmat process), or as a result of carbon dioxide injection.
Fortified Wines:
Fortified wines are created by the addition of brandy or neutral spirit to the grape juice about halfway through the first fermentation. This raises the alcohol level- thereby killing the yeast – and also preserves the sugar in the unfinished wine. Fortified wines can be white, red or Rose.

Dessert Wine:
Sweet wines typically served with dessert. Despite their name they are often best appreciated alone or with fruit or bakery sweets.

The varietals of Wine's available with Four Season's are as follows:
  • Four Seasons Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Four Seasons Shiraz
  • Four Seasons Chenin Blanc
  • Four Seasons Sauvignon Blanc
  • Four Seasons Blush Wine
  • Four Seasons Merlot
  • Four Seasons Viognier
  • Four Seasons Barrique Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Four Seasons Barrique Reserve Shiraz
The Set of information about Four Seasons Wines are available here.

I picked up a Four Seasons Barrique Reserve CabernetSauvignon, Some of the Tasting Tips of it are giving below.

Type : Still Red Wine

Maturation : 9 months in New French Oak Barrels

Grapes : 90% Cabernet Sauvignon; 10% shiraz.

Origin : Baramati, Maharashtra, India

Style: Dry

Tasting notes:
  • Colour : Deep Purple
  • Aroma : Complex aroma profile with good expression of crushed blackcurrant and a touch of spice on the nose.Vanillin aroma with a touch of mint.
  • Palate : Richly fruity with fresh berry fruit and a good concentration of well integrated soft tannins

Serving suggestion: Enjoyed best at 18 -20º C . A fine wine to go with fine cousine like slow roasted ham,terderloin,rack of lamb and even roasted vegetables. Old cheeses like comte,beaufort and abundance also pair this wine. Ready to drink now but connoisseurs will realise that this wine will age well over 5 years.

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