Thursday, 25 April 2019

GROVER RESERVE ART COLLECTION CHENIN BLANC White Wine

I recently got  to drink this Chenin Blanc White Wine from the Grover Reserve Collection 2017 vintage and I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was.

                                   

Chenin Blanc is a versatile white-wine grape variety that has been cultivated in France for nearly 1300 years and recently being cultivated by Grover Zampa Vineyards in Southern India .

This wine is from the Grover Art Collection range and bears the artwork of famous Bengali Artist Sanjay Bhattacharjee who is well known for his use of vivid colours to convey depth and perspective just like the wine the bottle holds !
So that is another fact that can make this a collector's item or great for gifting.
    
           
                Grover Reserve Chenin Blanc has a pale straw colour 
                                                     

Wine Tasting Notes 

Name - Chenin Blanc 
Vintage - 2017
Price  -   Rs 720 for 750 ml 
Alcohol - 13.5%  v/v
Colour - Pale straw
Nose - Yellow fruits , Peach , Citrus
Style - Dry
Acidity - Medium and crisp
Palate - Great mouthfeel , silky and full bodied ,I really loved the way it feels and moves around the mouth.
Flavour - Yellow apples,pine apple ... I could taste some green and fresh notes and a bit of oak that gave this wine a complex but great taste in every sip .

Food Pairing 

I paired it with a watermelon, apple and feta salad and it went quite well with it highlighting the salt of the feta and the sweetness of the fruit.
It also went well with red gravy curries. I suggest pairing it with salty and slightly sweet gravies but not creamy ones or desserts.

                                   


FINAL VERDICT 


I rate it a 4/5

Incidentally this wine was also the bronze medallist at the #DecanterAsiaWineAwards 2017 .
So if you are looking for a good #white #wine #under1000 this can be your pick and you will only get compliments for your good taste.



30 comments:

  1. I did wine tasting in Poland and it was a great experience. I like pairing it up with some salted snacks.

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    1. Wine almost always works well with lightly salted foods.Poland really must have offered some nice wines too.

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  2. I wasnt aware of Chenin Blanc White Wine from Grover Zampa Vineyards. Thanks for your review and recommendation, will look out for it. Thanks Preeti!

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  3. Seems it's a perfect wine for wine lovers and oh yeah it's quite cost effective too.

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    1. Yes, demolishes the myth that good wines need to cost a bomb!

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  4. This is useful information. I like the details with which you have reviewed it. Will try it! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I just read the whole article, nicely written by you. You are talking about Blanc white wine which are really well-written.

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  6. Not a wine person but loved ur narrative on it. That's the power of words I guess. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I am thrilled by your words Aritra - Thank you !

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  7. I don't understand wines. Your post is insightful and helped me understand the finer nuances of wines

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    1. Thank you so much , I am glad that you found this insightful.

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  8. The detailed view covering finer points about wine is informative. Looks like you enjoyed it a lot!

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    1. Yes, this was a hidden gem of a drink in terms of flavours.

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  9. Grover Zampa is one of my favorite brands. You have done total justice to this post.

    Utpal Khot

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    1. Coming from a big foodie like you , I am blessed to hear those words :)

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  10. Such a insightful post about wines. Am not a wine person but this post intrigued me enough to grab a bottle for my hubby

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    1. Your husband is a lucky man to have such a loving wife!

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  11. Grover's wines are becoming better , or maybe my taste is evolving, but I'm enjoying their wines more and more lately. Will try this one out for sure

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    1. I think this one is a big player highly under rated! Thanks for sharing your your views.

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  12. That’s amazing post. I love the review & now i’ll Purchase one to try it too.i haven’t tasted Grover’s yet only Sula & Jacobs creek

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  13. A concise and well covered article on this wine tempts me to grab a bottle next time I see it. What do you recommend pairing this wine with?

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    1. This wine will go with most Indian foods as long as they are not over spicy or sour.

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  14. Love the visit to the vineyards I had at Grover Zampa a few years ago. I also love their wines. But haven't tried this one. . . Someday soon will celebrate with the same. Until then cheers to ur great share.

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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind words, I too plan to visit some day !

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  15. I am a red wine lover right from when I used to work in Europe. White Wine is occassional but am sure this one is definitely worth try.

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  16. i love red wine that's why i know too much about red wine. red wine is also beneficial for loosing weight.

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  17. I am a red Wine lover, and i drink this normally, this is very good for loosing weight, thanks for sharing, very helpful info.

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