KRSMA Wines – The Rising Indian Wine Brand

KRSMA wine is the production of a husband-wife business duo. This produces award-winning wines since its appearance in the market.

In 2008, an entrepreneur couple, Krishna Prasad and Uma Chigurupati, founded KRSMA estates. They aimed to create a wine that could attract people worldwide. The winery is at Hampi hills, nearly 416km from Bengaluru. Here, award-winning single grape varietal KRSMA wines are made. This paper will discuss the history of wine KRSMA, with their top wines and other offerings. So, without further delaying, let’s dive in:

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History of KRSMA Wines

KRSMA vineyards were founded in 2008. The founders have bought vast lands and took two years to prepare the ground for cultivating grapes.

While the land preparation was going on, the owners searched for a suitable name that would reflect the Indian culture and unity. They wanted a name that could create its own category, and nothing could better than name it in the name of the two people who established such a unique idea together. Therefore, the first part of Krishna and the ending part of Uma was taken to give it the name ‘KRSMA.’

In 2010 the first vine cultivation took place. Cabernet Sauvignon was the first planted grape variety. Nevertheless, the owners of KRSMA wanted to offer exceptional quality, and they decided to hold the vintage and wait till the upcoming year. They believed that this would provide an outstanding quality wine. And they were absolutely right.

In 2011 the first KRSMA Cabernet Sauvignon was launched. The KRSMA Winery was ready with all wine-making tools by that time. In the same year, they planted new grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Sangiovese, which are continued as the best wines in the history of KRSMA wines.

In 2012 KRSMA explored their first vintage wines, Sauvignon Blanc and Sangiovese. In the same year, Sauvignon Blanc has received the New Zealand International Bronze Show Award- which was one of their initial accomplishments.

In 2013 KRSMA released their K2 wine range, which was fresh and had a youthful appeal in the packaging. This year the first vintage Chardonnay was released and won Gold at the China Wine and Spirits Awards.

In 2015 India’s first vertical tasting of 4 wines of Cabernet Sauvignon was arranged in Bengaluru. This year KRSMA introduced the first Indian Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum bottle. KRSMA was the first Indian company to launch the Magnums of their kept wines.

In 2016, KRSMA revealed their first Syrah wine. Syrah has received many awards before its official launch. With the release of vintage Syrah, KRSMA has broken all its previous records, and it is still introducing something new every year.

Top KRSMA Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a KRSMA red wine and the first vintage from the KRSMA vineyards. Fully ripe Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties are used to make this wine. It is a deep purple colored and medium to full-bodied wine that contains complex aromas of cassis, star anise, licorice and Modha, and dark cocoa undertones. It is rounding off the palate with well-developed tannins of black tea and the French oak’s subtleness.

This wine contains 12.3% alcohol and 2.6gms/L sugar. It should be kept in the decanter for 45 minutes, and it is best to serve at 20-220 C temperature.

It would be best to serve meat curries, chicken, seafood, and veg curries with KRSMA Cabernet Sauvignon for the best wine and food pairing.

Sangiovese

The Sangiovese is the most famous wine produced by the KRSMA Estates. Fully ripe Sangiovese grapes are used to create this wine. This is dark crimson colored wine, complex, yet the fruity notes come out prominently from it. It contains flavors of boysenberries, blueberries, dark plums, oregano, smoke, earthiness, and the aromas of expressive, dusty tannins and explicable finish compliment them.

This wine is kept in the French oak for 12 months for maturation. It has 12.7% alcohol contents and 1.9gms/L sugar. It is best to decant it for 30 minutes and serve the wine at a temperature between 20-220C.

Sangiovese goes well with chicken, mutton dishes, and seafood items.

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a KRSMA white wine. The best and most selective Chardonnay grape variety creates this wine. It is bright-golden colored with fresh passionfruit, nectarine, and citrus notes. It is a light-bodied wine, has crisp acidity, and goes best in Indian summer.

KRSMA Chardonnay has 13% ABV and 2gms/L sugar. It is best to serve at a temperature of 8-10 degrees.

Lobster, roasted pork, roasted chicken, smoked salmon, dill spaghetti can be served with KRSMA Chardonnay.

Syrah

KRSMA Syrah brings forth the Hampi Hills terroir. It has a velvety silkiness finish. It has an intense yet controlled body, with a rich red-fruit-dominated bouquet expressing subtle rose petals under layers and spicy undertones from the oak. On the palate, it offers the flavors of ripe blackberries, dried black currant, and mocha. It also has the traits of spicy black pepper notes, well-balanced with the fine-grained tannins that offer a complex and unforgettable finish. 100% Syrah varietals are used to craft this wine.

Syrah contains 11.6% alcohol and no sugar. It is kept in French oak for one year for maturation. Always decant it for 45 minutes before serving, and it is best to serve at 20-220C temperature.

It goes the best with lamb pepper fry, grilled meats, braised curries, hamburgers, roasted veggies, etc.

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is a KRSMA champagne. It is made with 100% Sauvignon Blanc grape varietals. It contains floral flavors of lemon peel, citrus rind, jasmine, and candied ginger. On the palate, you will surely get grapefruits and citrus flavors. This is a classic and light-bodied wine balanced with fruit and acidity.

It has 12.3% alcohol contents and 3.8gm/L. It is best to serve it chill at a temperature between 8-100C.

Fried chicken, steak, fried potatoes, Cavier, Oysters go best with KRSMA Sauvignon Blanc.

KRSMA Wine Price

Let’s discuss KRSMA wine price in India:

  • KRSMA red wine price starts from $30 for a 750ml bottle.
  • KRSMA white wine price is nearly 1200 Rs.
  • KRSMA sparkling price in India is within 750 to 900 for a bottle.
  • KRSMA champagne price is almost 2400 for a bottle.

Other offerings by KRSMA Wines and Vineyards

KRSMA vineyards and estates are located at Julakunta Village, Koppal District, in Karnataka. They welcome visitors throughout the year. Only advance booking is recommended because there is no walk-in facility.

KRSMA opens every day at 9:30 and till 5 pm, without the Sundays, other holidays, and dry days.

Currently, KRSMA offers customized vineyards tours and tastings. For booking and details, you can check their website or call them.

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