This wine shows classic Chardonnay characteristics of green apple, white pear and stone fruit alongside fresher, more vibrant lime, lemongrass and herbaceous characteristics of the Sauvignon Blanc.
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 allows the grapes to rest at night and retain freshness and acidity. The fruit for this wine comes from the Garwar Plot G site where the well-draining, low nutrient soils are predominantly made up of sand with a high rock content.
The grapes were processed and fermented separately in stainless steel tanks at 18-20°C for 10-15 days. After fermentation, the Sauvignon Blanc is kept in stainless steel tanks and the Chardonnay is racked into 100% new French oak barrels to age for 10 months. The wine is then blended and aged for a further two 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.