VINEYARD SOURCE: Rind, Vayots Dzor
• 95% Areni - an ancient variety indigenous to Armenia, Areni has adapted perfectly to the high altitude, mountainous region of Vayots Dzor, where the vines thrive on the rocky, mineral-rich, volcanic soils. This late-ripening grape makes fresh, elegant, structured wines with bright red fruit flavors, and a characteristic black pepper spice.
• 5% Tozot - a rare indigenous Armenian variety with dense, conical bunches, medium-sized berries, and medium skin thickness. Its name translates to “dusty,” and is derived from the berries being covered in heavy bloom. It contributes crispness to the finished wine.
WINE PROFILE: Elegant aromas of morello cherry and strawberry mingle with baking spices and clove in this lighter bodied red wine. On the palate, bright notes of pomegranate, and white pepper are balanced by refreshing acidity, and a clean finish.