Origin: Vayots Dzor and Armavir Regions
Grape: A blend of Areni 50% (Vayots Dzor), Cabernet Sauvignon 25% and Merlot 25% (Armavir)
Harvest date: End September, beginning October
Climate: Continental climate. Vineyards are situated at an altitude of 1.200 - 1.500 m a. s. l.
Viticultural facts: Average of 6 tons / hectare of grapes production.
Winemaking: Hand harvested in small boxes. Last strict sorting on a selection table at the grapes reception. Two weeks alcoholic fermentation and maceration with temperature between 26 to 28C in stainless steel tank. Natural malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tank.
Ageing: 12 months in French oak barrels.
Tasting notes: Pepper nose, dense, powerful, with melted spices. Slice of quince. The palate is soft, with peach taste, vine, and quince. A Bordeaux style, fresh and elegant.
Examples of side dishes: Filet of beef, pork tenderloin, gorgonzola.
Ideal temperature: Serve between 15 to 16°C
Winemaker: Mathieu Bessonnet
Consulting winemaker: Jean-Baptiste Soula
Distinction: 2 Stars and Jury's Favourite, 1001Degustations.com, France