So Parshu came over from Bangalore to stay over at our place recently and we opened a bottle of wine on one of the few evenings that we decided to stay over at home. Parshu is also very knowledgeable about wine and so it was a pleasure to open a bottle with someone who is not particular about the price of the bottle but just enjoys trying different wines. We opened a bottle of the Sula White Mosaic from my collection - If you remember a few weeks ago I had reviewed the Sula Red Mosaic. Now the Mosaics are called so because they are a blend of two different grapes from Sula's vineyards. This particular one is a blend of the Chenin Blanc grape (very popular in India for it's sweet taste) and the Sauvignon Blanc grape. Firstly the bottle
As you can see the bottle is a more contemporary as compared to the traditional wine bottle in keeping with the more young and easy drinking market segment that Sula is trying to position the Mosaic range in. It's a very elegant bottle green bottle with a black and green label.
The actual wine:
Finally our verdict
Yes. We are all smiles for this wine. It helped that we were not expecting much and Parshu and me were good friends catching up after a long time but we agreed that this was an excellent easy drinking wine. It was a bit on the sweet side and not very strong on tannins (that make the more mature wines bitter) that got me thinking that probably college kids would love to have this around at parties and you could probably consume quite a bit and only realize a bit later that it has the same amount of alcohol as a regular bottle. This bottle was also very fruity and I want to one day try using it for a Sangria. It would probably really rock as a mixer. The price is another thing that I must mention. At around 350 Rs. it is a killer and is ideally suited for afternoon parties at your place. I would highly recommend this new introduction from Sula. A must try for anyone wanting to taste different wines. I will also always keep a few bottles of this to serve on relaxed saturdays or to use to prepare my next Sangria. Cheers