Auriga – the first Indian sparkling wine with gold flakes

Auriga - India's first ever sparkling wine with gold flakes
Auriga - India's first ever sparkling wine with gold flakes


Auriga - India's first ever sparkling wine with gold flakes
Auriga – India’s first ever sparkling wine with gold flakes

November 2017: To celebrate 25 glorious years of winemaking, Grover Zampa Vineyards recently launched Auriga – India’s first sparkling wine with gold flakes. An extravagant addition to indulgence and celebration, the gently aged wine with a dusting of old flakes has been described as the epitome of finesse and craftsmanship. Lemony gold in colour, the wine has a fresh nose of citrus and floral aromas with a pleasant sensation of fruit and creaminess on the palate, extending to a long and refreshing finish with hints of brioche and dried apricot.

Grover Zampa Vineyards believes in consumer experience through constant innovation, says Kapil Grover, chairman, Grover Zampa Vineyards. “We stand for heritage, rich culture and exceptional craftsmanship. Auriga sparkling wine is an exquisite experience matching the joy of life’s ceremonial moments,” he says.

Karishma Grover, associate winemaker, Grover Zampa Vineyards says, “We are immensely proud to add another glorious wine to our collection with Auriga, which brings just the right amount of sparkle to our 25th-anniversary celebrations. Aged through MéthodeTraditionnelle, (with a second fermentation in the bottle) the rich, pale, straw-coloured Auriga with its edible gold flakes makes a perfect aperitif.”

Krishma Grover, Wine Maker, Grover Zampa Vineyards

Grover Zampa Vineyards (GZV) – a joint venture of Grover Vineyards Ltd (GVL) and Vallée De Vin Pvt Ltd (VDV) – are pioneers in Indian wine production. The company owns wineries and vineyards in the Nandi Hills in Karnataka and the Nashik Valley in Maharashtra. Working with limited yields, sustainable viticultural practices and selective hand harvesting, the winemaking is carried out by a team of local oenologists under the direction of international French wine consultant Michel Rolland and French winemaker Mathias Pellisard.Grover Zampa Vineyards is also the largest exporter of wines from India, with its wines available in over 26 countries.

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Grover Zampa Vineyards has won 92 awards since 2013 across various international platforms, marking it as one of the best producers of red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines in India. This year for the first time, Grover Zampa Vineyards was also honoured as Winery of the Year 2017 by Sommelier India wine magazine.

So, here’s to the winery’s continuing success and to celebrating all our “Firsts and Forevers” with a bottle of Auriga!

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