In 2000, Sula sold its first bottle – India’s first Sauvignon Blanc, and has since put the country on the global wine map. To mark the amazing first 15 years, Sula is releasing its beautiful limited edition festive season bottle on 25th October, 2015.
Covered in paisley in riotous tropical colors, the limited edition Brut Tropicale is a Blanc de Noirs, améthodechampenoise sparkler made from premium black grapes including Pinot Noir. The paisley motif – symbolic of life and eternity – has been interpreted and adopted as a quintessential part of the various cultures of India, spanning Kashmir to Kanyakumari. Today, the motif prevails in special occasions, ranging from henna patterns, ethnic fabrics, jewelry and such, emphasizing that most celebrations begin and end with paisley.
To mark the occasion, Rajeev Samant, Founder and CEO of Sula Vineyards, said, “We wanted to do something exceptional to celebrate Sula’s 15 fabulous years. The result of two years of hard work is this beautiful Blanc de Noirs, a special wine. The limited edition Brut Tropicale is classy yet fun – perfect for celebrations and gifting this festive season.”
In the last 15 years, Sula Vineyards has also been a pioneer in India’s wine tourism opening the country’s first winery Tasting Room in 2005 and first vineyard resort, Beyond by Sula, in 2007. With 200,000 visitors in 2014, Sula is one of the most visited wineries in the world and the #1 spot where Indians first taste wine. Sula’s award-winning wines are available nationwide at the finest hotels and restaurants, and are also exported worldwide. The company is also a leading wine and spirits importer, with a portfolio of prestigious brands like Remy Cointreau, Cono Sur, Hardys, Ruffino and Asahi.
Firmly committed to remaining at the forefront of Indian wines, Sula continues to experiment with new varietals, engage in sustainable agriculture and support the local rural economy. The launch of the bottles is a commemoration of Sula’s success and its progress in global wine market.