Origin: Vayots Dzor and Ararat Valley
Grape: a blend of Areni and Saperavi
Harvest date: Beginning October
Climate: Severe continental climate. Vineyards are situated at an altitude of 1.000 - 1.500 meters above sea level.
Viticultural facts: Average of 6 tons / hectare of grapes production.
Winemaking: Hand harvested. Last strict sorting on a selection table at the grapes reception. Two weeks alcoholic fermentation and maceration with temperature between 26˚C to 28˚C in stainless steel tank. Natural malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
Ageing: 16 months in French oak barrels.
Tasting notes: This wine offers a perfect combination of fruit aromas (cherry, grape, plum, blackberry) and oak barrel aromas (vanilla, licorice, gingerbread) together with a nice floral flagrance. This wine becomes rather impressive in mouth with its full bodied structure leaving rich and long-lasting aftertaste.
Examples of side dishes: Lamb preparations, meat with sauce, roast poultries, soft cheeses, strawberries or peaches in wine.
Ideal temperature: Serve between 16°C to 18°C
Best time to consumee: Perfect from now
Winemaker: Laurent Dubreuil
Consulting winemaker: Jean-Baptiste Soula