December 23: Grover Zampa Vineyards, India’s second largest wine producer added another feather to its hat and brought some glory to the Indian wine industry by appearing in one of the top luxury restaurants in Paris – Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athénée, with Grover Zampa’s La Reserve duo of red and white wines, according to a company announcement
Grover la Réserve is a flagship wine that has been a workhorse since 1998. It was also selected by renowned British critic Steven Spurrier and contributor for Decanter as the best red wine from the New World at a tasting in Germany in August. 2005 for the old 2004. For several years it was considered the best-value red wine in India, selling for between Rs. 400-450. The prices were gradually increased until reaching Rs. 750-800 a few years ago. Last year, when the new, more elegant label was changed, the price was increased to bring it to Rs. 1000, in line with other super-premium wines in India.
Grover La Reserve White is a newcomer launched a few years ago, ostensibly to capitalize on La Reserve’s global brand image. He mainly uses Viognier grapes fermented in oak barrels. Both wines have won medals, increasing the total number of medals to around 100 since 2013, when GVZ enthusiastically started competing in international competitions. In 2017 alone, GVZ Vineyards won 21 awards in numerous prestigious competitions, including the Hong Kong International Wines and Spirits Competition (HKIWSC) and the Decanter Asia Wine & Spirits Awards (DAWA).
Ducasse at Plaza Athénée is one of the best luxury restaurants in Paris. It is owned by the famous and famous French chef born in Monaco, Alain Ducasse, who has 19 Michelin stars to his credit. Alain Ducasse at the Plaza The Athénée in Paris was one of the The 50 best restaurants in the world, securing the 12th position in April this year by the slightly controversial but influential Restaurant guide which includes the best Indian restaurant, Indian Accent at the 78th position. For the full list of Top Fifty, click on World Top 50.
Besides the provocative cuisines and the 2 recent wines from Grover Zampa, the restaurant also offers a large wine list of extravagant wines of different vintages and tastes, as well as vintages some of which are even 55 years old; Grover Zampa Vineyards can proudly claim to be part of this attractive list.
Speaking of the recent association, Ravi Viswanathan, director of Grover Zampa Vineyards, reportedly said: “It gives me great pleasure to say that we are now associated with Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée. These lists will not only help us expand our international reach, but will also give Indian wines the recognition and appreciation they deserve. “
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