Hin Areni Red (Areni), Vayots Dzor, Armenia 2015

Regular price £16.99

Deep, savoury red wine from high altitude Armenian vineyards, made from their iconic Areni grape

Ungrafted grape variety growing at 1250m altitude with protected designation of origin. Areni Noir is an indigenous Armenian grape variety that reached us through 6100 years history of surviving the harsh climate of the rocky and rich volcanic soil of Vayots Dzor region. 

The Hin Areni Vineyards winery located in the village of Areni in Armenia’s Southern Vayots Dzor Region, is over twenty years old, with recently completed renovations and equipment upgrades. It strives to offer wine lovers high quality wines made of Areni (Red) and Voskehat (White) varieties endemic to Vayots Dzor. The winery’s 32 hectares of vineyards, located in Areni village at 1,250-1,300m altitude, are 80% Areni and 20% Voskehat. The oldest Areni vines are 15 years old, while the newly established Voskehat and Areni vineyards are four years old, equipped with drip irrigation system. Average yield is 5-6 tons per hectare, even less so for premium reserve wines.

The Estate started its production with only Areni Red and Voskehat White classic wine lines. Over the years, Areni Rose and premium class reserves, both red and white, were added to the range.

Tasting Notes: Deep colour ranging from purple to ruby. Aged for 3 months in Artsakh oak barrels. Elegant blueberry, plum aromas with slight Armenian oak notes. Medium bodied dry wine with dark cherry expressions, slight smoky and earthy aftertaste

Critics: Wine Advocate-Robert Parker 2020, Hin Areni red: 86 points