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Jane Anson


Anson: The Indian entrepreneur behind new Bordeaux wine Solicantus

Jane Anson speaks to Namratha Prashanth about her journey into Bordeaux wine and her new brand, Solicantus, from the Blaye area.

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Tom Mullen


How This Woman From India Created A French Wine Label

The 2016 Solicantus wine is a 90/5/5 blend of Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec aged for 18 months in French oak. It is a beauty to taste—with balanced aromas that include those of raspberries, plums, orange rind and charcoal. The wine is integrated and harmonious in the mouth—light but with a powerful tannic backbone and tastes that include those of plums and pepper. It will age well for decades.

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Brews & Spirits


An Indian’s paean to French terroir

Not yet 40, this woman from Bengaluru has created a French wine label, ‘Solicantus’, and is perhaps the first Indian to do so. Namratha Prashanth, with an MBA from INSEEC Wine & Spirits Institute in Bordeaux, and a WSET Level-2 certification under her belt, is now the owner of her own wines business consultancy in France. She spoke with Brews & Spirits on what makes her tick.