Band of brothers

The wine itself (a classic Bordeaux blend) is a very dark red, with complex aromas of red fruits and notes of wood and oak

Alok Chandra

My referring to Grover Zampa as being “now way ahead of relative newcomer Fratelli” in my last column does not seems to have gone down well with the latter, for I promptly got a call from a senior Fratelli executive protesting at this characterisation. To set the record straight: Grover launched its wines in 1991, Sula in end 1999, and Fratelli in 2010-11, so there’s no doubt that the latter are “relative newcomers”. Moreover, with the acquisition of Four Seasons and Charosa Vineyards the total winemaking capacity of Grover Zampa now exceeds that of ...