Bacci Group, which owns the three top vineyards in Tuscany, Italy, ties up with Aspri Spirits to launch internationally-acclaimed wines in India.
Bacci Group, which owns the three top wine estates in Tuscany, Italy – Castello di Bossi, Renieri and Terre Di Talamo – and Aspri Spirits recently launched new premium wines in India. Marco Bacci, the owner of the house of Bacci, was in Delhi recently to unveil the internationally- renowned wines.
“We are happy with our association with the company,” said Bacci, “with their highly professional management and a wide reach, we are confident to make our wines successful among Indian consumers too.”
On the other hand, Arun Kumar, Director, Aspri Spirits said, “We are delighted with our association with the well-acclaimed Bacci Group and are confident that the Indian consumers will appreciate the outstanding quality of wines.”
The wines from the House of Bacci will be available with the top Italian restaurants and hotels in India and the range starts from Rs 3,000 onwards. Sumedh Singh, CEO, Aspri Spirits said, “Italian wines have remained close to my heart. Strong winemaking techniques, skills and heritage along with favourable terrior make Tuscany as one of the most illustrious wine making regions in the world.”
The winery has a rich heritage of winemaking for thousands of years since the time of the Roman Army, informs Bacci. “Wine is a passion for us. We have built our reputation for making top quality wines over the years. We have not only got sangiovese; the key Tuscan grape right but have experimented with various international wine varitals and have introduced some successful wines that consumers across the globe appreciate for their distinct style, quality and taste. Our wines have been a good success in several key international markets and we want to present these wines to the discerning wine consumers in India too.”
“It was in 1995 that I decided to dedicate my life to winemaking. In 1998, after a long search, I bought out Renieri.” After that the property was completely renovated,” he adds. According to him, the existing old vineyards were cut and replanted to get the proper quality and to have a density of 6,200 vines per hectare. “One bottle per vine is the policy in the three estates,” he smiles.
Today, Marco and his brother produce grapes in almost 200 hectare of vineyards. “There is no irrigation, herbicide, pesticide on his farms, and the grape is considered organic,” he said. Jacopo Bacci, his son, is already involved in the family business following the enthusiasm in his father’s experience.
Speaking about his laurels, he said, “In the year 2006, 2007 and 2008 were three vintages while in 2009 was the fourth. I cannot remember in my experience when we were given vintages four years in a row whose quality could be described as exceptional. No one expected, after three very good years, to see another jewel.” Marco Bacci is of the view that the wines can be combined very well with spicy tandoori dishes as well as cottage cheese and other Indian dishes.
In future, he wants to organise winery tour to his regions so that people visiting there understand the wine well and become “ambassadors” later.
Castello di Bossi: Chianti Classico DOCG, Berardo, Chianti Classico reserve DOCG, Girolamo IGT, Toscana (merlot) and Corbaia IGT Toscana ( Sangiovese & Cabernet).
Renieri: Regina di Renieri Syrah IGI Toscana, Re Di Renieri IGT Toscana(cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot),Renieri Brunetto Di Montalcino DOC.
Terre di Talamo: Piano IGT Toscana label (Sangiovese & Cabernet). Tuscanny’s winemaking industry counts on one of the most noble and ancient traditions that predates the universally known Chianti wine that often springs to mind when this region is discussed.
Castello di Bossi is located in the southern half of the Chianti Classico production Zone, in the commune of Casterelnuovo Bererdenga. The wines of this area tend to be fuller and more highly structured than those of the rest of the Chianti Classico zone, closely resembling those of Montalcino area. The Castello di Bossi estate extends over 650 hectares, 124 of which are under vine.
— Lopamudra Ganguly