Best Selling Wines In The Year 2016
By MEHER ONISA : 29-Dec-2016
LET’S HIT THE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS WITH THE BEST SELLING WINES OF THE YEAR 2016
THE VINTAGE WINE OR VINO:
The French pronounce wine as ‘Vin de Table’ or ‘Vin Ordinaire.’ Well, there is no such alcohol as intimidating as the wine itself. All a guy need to have is a little bit of information to approach a wine list with confidence. The grapes that pass through winemaking process are those that were carefully harvested in a single specified year that further leads to creation of the finished product called as the vintage wines.
WINES ARE MADE IN THE INCREDIBLE WINERIES:
These alcoholic beverages are made from the fermented juice of grape species that are different from the common table grapes. The foxy musk grapevine or the Vitis vinifera is a species of grapevines that has "slip-skin" feature that can make easy squeeze rather being foot-crushed.
Grapes are sent for fermentation without the addition of acids, enzymes, water, sugars, or other nutrients. The Yeast found in the fermented grapes absorbs the fructose giving out ethanol and carbon dioxide. The variations in the wine are achieved with the chemical interactions among the biochemical components in the grapes.
WINE PRODUCED FROM HYBRID GRAPEVINES AND OTHER FRUITS:
The hybrid grapes are the delicious source of making wines that are created by the genetic crossing of two grape species. Concord grapes are used as the cultivar for germination of special grapes.
Technically, wines can also be made using plants, plums, cherries, cranberries or even cereals. Here are some of the well known examples of wines as like Hard Cider made from juicy apples, Perry from pears, Pomegranate wine, and Elderberry wine. The Philippine Tapui wine is the rice wine made from rice grains.
GLOSSARY OF THE BEST SELLING WINES OF THE YEAR:
NAME & LABLE: YORK ARROS
Arros wine is a reserve blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The flavour of the wine has been lifted with sweet vanilla and Christmas cake characters along with hints of nutmeg, clove, and blackcurrant. Arros goes through 13 months of ageing in French and American Oak casks that lends the goodness of smooth texture to the drink. The burst of cranberry, peppers, caramel, dark chocolate, tobacco and chalky tannins on the palate makes this wine comes as a lovable companion to complements with the barbecues meats, steak and cheeses. But make sure to allow this wine to breathe for 45 minutes before you drink.
NAME & LABLE: REVEILO GRILLO
Grillo comes with a bouquet of citrus lime, orange and grapefruit. This medium bodied wine has crisply acidic drops. The gorgeous Grillo bets to top the wish-list and makes a romantic sip for the superbly courageous men out there.
NAME & LABLE: SULA RASA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The elegant and the velvety Sula is matured the in premium French oak barrels for more than an year and left for further maturation in the bottle before release. Sula can be relished in the full lush of youth can be secretly cellared for a special occasion.
NAME & LABLE: GROVER LA RESERVE BLANC
La Réserve Blanc is a rich and powerful wine aged in the rightly selected oak barrels that imparts fusion of fragrances including the honeysuckle, apricot and pineapple. This well-balanced white wine comes with the marriage of Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc.
NAME & LABLE: FRATELLI VITAE CHARDONNAY
Fratelli is a distinguished premium quality wine that is treasured with traces of brioche, tangerine, real vanilla, butter and minerals. In India, we don’t have too many Chardonnays but this regular Chardonnay steps the quality ladder.
NAME & LABLE: CHANDON BRUT ROSE
The creamy Brut Rose wine is pinched with pink peach skin and punched with persistent effervescence. The intense scent of ripe the cherries dispense mouth filling flavours of red fruits and soft grapes. Brut Rose is made with the union of Shiraz and Pinot Noir.
NAME & LABLE: ZAMPA CHENE
The whiff of blackberry, currant and ripe plums promise to trek into your mind-space. The wine is finished with the signs of spices, oak bouquets, vanilla and roasted coffee beans.
Zampa is blended together with Shiraz and Tem. Show some patience and let this wine to stand or breathe for some times before you savour it drop by drop into your gut.
NAME & LABLE: CHAROSA RESERVE TEMPRANILLO
This medium-bodied dark ruby red wine is touched with the tantalizing sweetness of coconut, vanilla, chocolate and raspberry. Charosa wine is soaked with an excellent concentration of warm red fruity flavours like raspberry, ripe strawberry and fleshy plum.
EIGHT ANGELIC RULES OF DRINKING WINE SAFELY:
1 . On your first date, don't try to impress your partner with wine etiquette.
2 . You can judge if a wine has gone stale by sniffing at the nose of the bottle.
3 . There is no reason on earth why men should be kept off from white wine.
4 . Box wine is perfect for camping trips and tours.
5 . Light-bodied wines can be the most exciting drink.
6 . Full-bodied reds will go beyond a steakhouse Cabernet.
7 . Never bring wine to a party without knowing what's on the menu.
8 . Making smart wine purchases mean being strategist in your sense.