A Tale of Two Mountains, Red (Areni, Malbec), Ararat Valley, Armenia 2018

Regular price £12.74

Two peaks, one sacred land. A textured red with a swirl of ripe red fruits balanced with refreshing acidity

Karas has more than 400 hectares of vineyards. Eduardo Eurnekian’s Armavir Vineyard is intertwining the expertise of being an old world wine leader with the latest technology and is leading the way with a unique vision, massive investment, and innovation. 

The vineyards are located at an average altitude of 1100 metres above sea level in the west of the Armavir region.

The soil characteristics are mainly volcanic and the rich loam also contains a stony texture ideally suited for the production of highly concentrated wines . Both international and indigenous varietals are planted in the vineyards which are cultivated with modern techniques together with an individual approach for each varietal, aiming to develop the potential of each. Gabriel Rogel from Argentina is the chief winemaker with Michel Rolland from France consultant winemaker.

Tasting Notes: This wine is a young, modern, crunchy wine with beautiful characteristic aromas. In the glass the wine is rich ruby red, while on the nose a sensation of ripe red fruit and vanilla. On the palate, the wine is surprisingly balanced with refreshing acids with beautiful exotic hints. The Armenian terroir with its minerality from the volcanic soil is beautifully expressed in this wine.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 15.9/20 (average producer score)

Areni (60%) Malbec (40%)

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