Grover Zampa Vineyards have launched Fumé Blanc, another luscious addition to the La Réserve range to meet your festive needs. The first vintage of La Réserve, Red released in 1998, was a brainchild of Grover Zampa Vineyards and the world’s renowned wine expert, Michel Rolland.
The delectable Indian wine La Réserve is widely regarded as one of the best Réserve in India and is relished by epicureans in the most exclusive restaurants in over 20 countries.
Made with the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety, the La Réserve Fumé Blanc is fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 6 months.
These oak barrels give the wine a rich and creamy texture along with the citrusy, herby, minerally aromas and high acidity typical of the grape variety.
Fume Blanc boasts of rich history! It was curated by an expert American winemaker, Robert Mondavi in the 1960s when Sauvignon Blanc was losing its sheen in the US. To revive and use the Sauvignon Blanc grape, he aged the Sauvignon Blanc in oak barrels and invented the name, Fume Blanc.
Speaking on the new addition, Vivek Chandramohan, Chief Executive Officer says, “Each grape variety is different, so it is interesting to see how the grape blends with the addition of a catalyst. Maturing this variety of grape in the French oak barrels gives us not only a rich and creamy wine but also citrus and herb aromas.”
The La Réserve Fumé Blanc delightfully releases hints of mango and citrus with notes of dry herbs, lime leaf and gooseberry complemented by complex aromas of vanilla.
Matured and fermented for 6 months in large French oak barrels delivers a well-balanced wine with a fresh palate supported by a rich and creamy structure. It has an intense mouthfeel that is seamless with underlying chalky minerality providing a linear structure and a long finish.
You can serve the wine chilled at 8-10°C with roast chicken, grilled fish, pasta, or creamy brie & goat cheese from the cheese platter.