Chandon India

Chandon India
Chandon India

Chandon Chandon India

Following in the pioneering steps of the founders and continuing its search for new wine-making territories, Moët Hennessy determined that the Nashik region in India had the potential to produce world-class, premium quality sparkling wine. Chandon is the first offering from Moët Hennessy to be made in India, combining the centuries-old sparkling winemaking practice with the finest local grapes.

Creation date: 2014
Estate director: Rajesh Dixit
Head office: Moët Hennessy India, 1903, 19th Floor, Indiabulls Finance Centre – Tower 2, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road, Mumbai 400 013
Website: www.chandon.co.in

Identity

On April 1, 2016, Moët Hennessy unveiled an extraordinary new chapter in India with the launch of its sixth Chandon winery, in Dindori, Nashik.

Chandon’s 21-acre winery boasts a state-of-the-art production facility to create three Chandon cuvées: Chandon Brut, Chandon Rosé and Chandon Délice. The sparkling wine that has been produced here since 2014, is created by a team of international and local winemakers and viticulturists who work closely with grape growers from the Nashik region. The wines are crafted by using the finest local grapes and the centuries-old ‘méthode traditionnelle’ technique to produce these Chandon sparkling wines.

Chandon India Summer Spritz

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Chandon Brut is straw yellow with flashes of green and a fine persistent effervescence. A bright, fresh fruit bouquet of citrus blossom with green apple and hints of tropical fruits and vanilla. Made with Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes.

Chandon Brut by Chandon India © Chandon India

Insights

Juan Gustavo Agostini, Winemaker and Operations Manager © Chandon India

“We are writing a new story. Shiraz in Nashik has good natural acidity. The Chandon Rosé is delicious on the palate with fresh aromas of red fruit.”

Architecture

The winery is a state of the art greenfield construction located at the foot of the hills on the outskirts of Dindori. The winery has been created to focus on every element of wine production, from the vines in the field to the visitor center. The design strategy was to capitalize on the environment, connect with the local culture, conceal technical production facilities from the visitor area, and draw on the skills of local contractors. 

Domaine Chandon India © Chandon India
Domaine Chandon India © Chandon India

Key figures

  • 2014 Date Chandon India was founded
  • 1st sparkling wine produced in India according to international standards
  • 8.5 hectares, surface area of the Domaine