A Tale Of Wine Never Told
A wine so unique needed a name that reflected its singularity and inherent Indian character. Like their wine which is a confluence of rich heritage and fine vintage, the name too, is a union. Thus, from the first name of Krishna Prasad and Uma was born KRSMA (KRIS-ma) Estates.
They have spared no expense or effort in ensuring the unique terroir of Hampi Hills expresses itself through their wines. While they use deficit irrigation to make up for low rainfall, and an organic specific fertigation regime, they believe ‘the best fertiliser for the vineyard is the owner’s footsteps’.
However, the terroir contributes only half the magic. The Chigurupati’s believe, for the wine to be truly unique every step of the process needs their personal touch. They use expertise from across the world, but the final decision on all things wine and vineyard, is always theirs. For instance, they decide on the exact time of harvest themselves, with Uma tasting the fruit from every plot every day, during the ripening period. The yeast, too, is personally selected after trials on test ferments.
These exacting standards don’t stop with just the process of wine making. It flows down to every last detail. The wine is aged in fine grain French oak barrels, the bottles are imported from France, labels from Australia, capsules from Spain and natural cork from USA. Even their logo and label have been specially designed to capture the rich heritage of the Vijaynagar Empire.
All of KRSMA Estates’ wines are single varietals, made from only the best grapes from each harvest. As a result, only a limited number of bottles are produced, ensuring what comes out of the winery is always the best. This fact is acknowledged by the numerous awards our wines have won. The Chardonnay of 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon of 2012 and the Sauvignon Blanc of 2013 have won the double gold, gold and silver medals respectively, at the China Wine and Spirit Awards 2013. The Sauvignon Blanc of 2012 won the bronze medal at the New Zealand International Wine Show 2012, while the Chardonnay was commended at International Wine Challenge 2014.
Every vintage at KRSMA Estates is different. Because there are no recipes. The Chigurupati’s believe in letting the grapes narrate their tale through the wine. And every tale is passionately hand-crafted from vineyard to bottle. So uncork a bottle and savour the luxury of this unique Indian tale as it passes from creator to connoisseur.