Armenia, known as the birthplace of the vine, is also the site of the oldest known winemaking ruins, dating back 8,000 years. At ArmAs Estate, located 1,400 meters above sea level in the Aragatsotn Province, winemaker Emilio Del Medico has paid homage to this heritage, partaking in the Renaissance of Armenia’s winemaking legacy by crafting award winning elegant wines that stem from one of our country’s best natural resources, the idyllic terroir of our ungrafted vines. This wine’s brilliant and intense color with purple highlights comes from the native Karmrahyut grape which defines the grape’s unique characteristic - “Karmir-hyut,” meaning “red juice” in Armenian.
Aged for 24 months in French and Kharabagh oak barrels, the achievement is a wine with bold aromas of cranberries, cherries, plums and rose petals, with notes of white pepper and cinnamon exciting its complexity. Completing these flavors of red fruits and spice are the sweet tannins and acidity of balanced structure and elegance. A full-bodied mélange in wild harmony, with a lasting and persistent finish reminiscent of Armenia’s magnanimous soil and soul.