Myra Vineyards is headquartered in Bangalore, founded by Mr.Ajay Shetty in 2013. The team Myra has Wine Consultant, Nikhil Agarwal, and Winemaker, Mr. Rajesh Rasal, and together Myra creates coveted and sophisticated wines for a variety of audience. Myra’s vision of wine is to create wines that are accessible to the novice, as well as classic and complex for the wine critics and connoisseur. Myra launched in early 2013, with a segmented portfolio across 3 distinct categories – entry level, premium and super premium. From a price point, Myra is very competitively placed. Myra wines, has been celebrated, and recipient of multiple awards across International platforms such as Hong Kong Wine and Spirits in 2014, Decanter Asia Award 2014, International Wine Consumer’s Choice Awards 2014 among others.
While I knew of Myra being in the market, I hadn’t tried it myself. But when they were kind enough to send me a bottle of Misfit, I thought to myself that the timing couldn’t be better. Myra had launched a red blend named ‘Misfit’, a limited edition cuvee. This blend is of a classic Cabernet Sauvignon and fruity Shiraz, aged in French oak barrels – but also retained the natural characteristics due to being unfiltered.
Myra’s Misfit – Limited Edition Red Wine Varietal
Appearance & Label
The bottle was in a pink encasement, and the label was a simple white inscribed with an interwoven English font designed in Sanskrit lettering, with a screw cap on.
Deep red, intense and slightly cloudy.
Aroma & Body
The wine itself is medium bodied, revealed by the swirl. The aroma is not subtle, quite fruity and spicy with a strong berry whiff. The French Oak cask brings out the pronounced aromas very well.
It is a medium-bodied, with a fruity and spicy flavor. There is a hint of oakiness amidst the lush berry flavor. The unfiltered wine reminded me of the Goan wines that we love, and Misfit brings a lot of interesting character to it. Rich in tannins, the wine feels slightly dry, and ends with a medium sweet finish.
Recommended with lamb, meat sauce, pizza and pastas – the right accompaniment for a good meal. Serve at 16 – 18ºc.
In Karnataka, Misfit is exclusively available only at the Crowne Plaza, Bangalore. This is not available at retail outlets. Price: Rs. 1,500 – with proceeds going to charity.