Four Season’s also conducts some very good Food & Wine tasting events across India to spread the awareness about wine.
First of all let me start by introducing Four Season’s and wine to my blog readers.
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. – Source WSET
Types of Wine
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
Red Wine : Wine having a red color derived from skins of dark-colored grapes.
Rose Wine : Pinkish wine from red grapes whose skins were in contact with the grape juice for a very short time
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 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.
Sweet wines typically served with dessert. Despite their name they are often best appreciated alone or with fruit or bakery sweets.
History of Wines:
The history of wine in many ways coincides with the history of the western world. Historians generally agree that wine was probably discovered accidentally in the region between the Nile and Persian Gulf during the time of the world’s first civilizations between 4000 and 3000 B.C. As small settlements grew into city-states and trade began to develop on a large scale throughout the Mediterranean, the grape enjoyed transport by peoples such as the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans until the knowledge of wine making spread throughout the Mediterranean region and eventually through much of Europe.
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
Maturation : 9 months in New French Oak Barrels
Grapes : 90% Cabernet Sauvignon; 10% shiraz.
Origin : Baramati, Maharashtra, India
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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