M/S Sangiovese/Cabernet Franc/Shiraz
Akluj, Mahārāshtra. India
60% Sangiovese , 20% Syrah/Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Franc
This is a joint venture between Piero Masi, a Tuscan winemaker we first came across in the mid-1980s when he worked for Paolo De Marchi at Isole e Olena, and wine writer, producer and innovator Steven Spurrier, who founded the Wine Society of India on one of his frequent visits. They met through Kapil and Gaurav Sekhri, whose winery, Fratelli Vineyards, is based in Akluj (Mahārāshta), on the right bank of the Nira River about 170 kilometres south of Pune.
Bright red fruit on the nose with hints of sweet spice which follow through onto the palate which has ripe tannins and a long savoury finish.