Varietal Versatility – Sommelier India tastes Chardonnay wines

July-August 2017. It was warm outside. Delhi’s infamous summer hovering just above the pavement, waiting to swell into a wave of commiseration and ladies with parasols at any moment. The sky between thunder and lead, the trees shedding their leaves, concentrating energies for the intense scorch to come. It was the evening of the Sommelier India Tasting Panel, an event ever guaranteed to be filled with lively conversation, contrasting tasting notes, earnest discussion and all-around bonhomie, says Judith Sciarone.

Labels of the Chardonnay wines tasted by the Sommelier India Panel

In the programme for the evening were Chardonnay wines from across the globe with the unfortunate exclusion of India’s production, whose bottles got stuck with a panel member who couldn’t attend. Of course, India produces a set of lovely wines from this versatile varietal and we shall undoubtedly dedicate a tasting session to these wines in a future issue.

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