J'NOON, `JCB No. 47` Sparkling Chardonnay

The wine has prominent mineral notes with aromas of green apple, tropical fruit and brioche. It is rich on the palate with great texture, dry and beautiful.

J’NOON’s vineyards span 95 hectares over three sites in Akluj (Mahārāshta), on the right bank of the Nira River. The climate in this region is sub-tropical but the altitude of 650 metres ensures cool nights which helps retain freshness and acidity in the wines. The fruit for this wine comes from the three different plots within the Garwar vineyards: the rocky low nutrient soils of Plot A for the Cabernet Sauvignon, the sandy Plot F for the Petit Verdot/Marselan and Plot C for the Sangiovese.

The wine was barrel fermented in French oak and spent around 8 months in wood, before secondary fermentation. This took place in bottle according to the traditional method, spending 16 months lees. Riddling was semi-automatic, and the wine was finished with a brut-level dosage.

J’NOON is a joint venture between Kapil Sekhri of Fratelli wines and Jean-Charles Boisset. The name is a French take on the Urdu word “Junoon”, which means “passion”. The aim of Jean-Charles and Kapil was to produce India’s finest wine, and we think they’ve achieved that.

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