The Petit Verdot, Marselan and Sangiovese grapes give the wine its deep purple colour and flavours of blackcurrant and blackberry with the Cabernet Sauvignon contributing a freshness to the blend. This wine has structured tannins, a full body and a long, silky finish.
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 grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of 28°C-30°C. Fermentation took 10-15 days with daily pump overs. The wine was then racked into French oak barrels, 50% of which are new, to age for 20 months before a further four months in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling.
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.