Origin: Arpa valley, Vayots Dzor Region, Armenia
Climate: Dry continental climate and large diurnal temperature fluctuations with the average annual rainfalls of 400 mm and mountain-valley winds. The average air temperature in January is 5°- 6°C, with a coldest temperature of -22°C and highest of +35°C in July-August.
Vineyards: 3,5 ha of own vineyards on Arpa valley hillsides of Vayots Dzor Region. Altitude: 1200-1250 meters asl, soil: ideal combination of the sand, silt and clay, age: 6-10 years, density: 3000 grapes / ha, yield: 4000 - 5000 kg / ha.
Harvest date: End of October. Hand harvested in 15 kg boxes.
Vinification: Hand harvested and selected grapes undergo fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 25°-28°C for 15-20 days, followed by malolactic fermentation. Wine is aged in 350l Caucasian oak barrels for twenty-four months.
Producer’s comment: This wines combine more than 6100-year old Armenian traditions of viticulture with modern winemaking practices.
Blend information: 100% Areni Noir
Contains sulfites: Yes.
Ideal serving temperature: 16° to 18° C.