Monday, November 18, 2013

Moet eyes India sales with new champagne

My Paper, Monday, November 18, 2013, Page A15, My Executive, ViewPoint
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By AFP, mypaper, Published on Nov 18, 2013



PHOTO: RIVAL BRAND: The Sula Vineyard in Nashik, about 166km from Mumbai. Moet's "made in India" Chandon NV is priced at 1,200 rupees (S$24) a bottle, costlier than Sula's at 950 rupees (S$19) but well below the 4,500 (S$90) rupees per bottle charged for the foreign-made Moet Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne.
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My Paper, Monday, November 18, 2013, Page A15, My Executive, View Points



NEW DELHI - THE world's biggest champagne house, Moet Hennessy, has launched its first "made in India" sparkling wine as it seeks to capture a young, urban and increasingly sophisticated market of drinkers on the sub-continent.

The French champagne producer has invested in a new winery in Dindori, near western Maharashtra state's Nashik region, regarded as India's wine-making heart.

Moet, owned by French luxury goods group LVMH, launched its Chandon India NV (non-vintage) Brut last month, saying it aimed to "build the sparkling-wine culture" in the country.

"Chandon will be targeted at 25- to 35-year-old urban men and women who are interested in embracing an international lifestyle while taking pride in all that's Indian," said Mr Jean-Guillaume Prats, president of Moet Hennessy Estates and Wines.



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The Chandon range will be the first offering from the new Indian Moet Hennessy estate, which must convince whisky-loving high-end Indian consumers to switch from the grain to the grape.

Mr Prats told AFP that as a foreign company, Indian law prohibits the firm from owning its vineyards "so we source grapes from Nashik farmers".

Nashik, around a four-hour drive north-east of Mumbai, has dozens of wineries and is known as the "Napa Valley of India", a reference to the Californian region famous for its vineyards.

Moet, which has also produced a Chandon Brut Rose made from Shiraz and pinot noir for the Indian market, selected an area 565m above sea level - just north of Nashik - which boasts lower temperatures and less precipitation than on the coast, in order to obtain a high-quality grape and produce a crisp and dry brut.

Moet's Chandon NV is priced at 1,200 rupees (S$24) a bottle, costlier than its nearest rival priced at 950 rupees (S$19) offered by Sula, which has a dominant share of India's wine market.

But the price is well below the 4,500 rupee (S$90) per bottle charged for the foreign-made Moet Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne, making it much more affordable for Indian fizzy-wine fans.

By AFP, mypaper, Published on Nov 18, 2013



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