Moet Hennessy launches two India-made wines

Written by PTI | Mumbai | Updated: Oct 19 2013, 03:51am hrs
Indian wines
Moet Hennessy India, part of the French luxury chain LVMH, today launched two India-made premium sparkling wines.

The launch of `Chandon Brut' and `Chandon Brut Rose' comes close on the heels of the market leader Sula Vineyards earlier this week coming out with three variants of its premium sparkling wines.

Made from the grapes grown in the Nashik region, the Chandon range will be the first offering from Moet Hennessy Estates & Wines, a company release said.

Sula Vineyards enjoys more than 65 per cent of the 12 million bottles a year wines market in the country.

The domestic wine market is close to 12 million bottles per annum, out of this 2 lakh bottles are imported, Sula Chief Executive and founder Rajeev Samant had told PTI earlier. The wine market is growing at 15 per cent, he said.

To begin with, Chandon will be available at select wine retailers, hotels, restaurants and bars in Mumbai, the release said.

The launch in Mumbai will be followed by New Delhi in November and other major cities through next year, it said.

Moet Hennessy has invested in a state-of-the-art green field winery in Dindori near Nashik, an area in North Maharashtra known for growing high-quality grapes.