Vintage: 2016

Origin: Vayots Dzor region

Grape: Areni

Harvest date: Early October

Climate: Continental climate. Vineyards are situated at the altitude of 1200 meters above sea level.

Viticultural facts: Average of 6 tons / hectare of grapes production.

Yield: 55 hl/ha

Winemaking: The grapes are hand-harvested at the peak of their maturity and transferred to the estate in small boxes in refrigerator trucks. Last strict sorting on the selection table during grape reception. Two weeks of alcoholic fermentation at the temperature between 26°C to 28°C in stainless steel tanks. One month of maceration.

Ageing: 12 months in French and Armenian oak barrels

Tasting notes: The wine has a cherry red colour with purple hint. The nose evokes pleasant spiciness (vanilla, licorice, overtones of pepper and clove) with cherry and blackberry on the background. The palate is precise with good tannins and nice structure.

Food pairing: Lamb dishes, meats in sauce, roast poultry, soft cheeses, berry pies.

Serving temperature: 18°C

Aging potential: 10 years

Consulting winemaker: Jean-Baptiste Soula



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