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Armenia, Karasì, Zorah Wines - 2020

  • Provenance: Armenia
  • Appellation: Armenia
  • Domain: Zorah Wines
  • Grape variety(ies): Areni Noir : cépage provenant de la zone de Zorah, où il a été redécouvert à partir de vieilles vignes abandonnées dans un complexe monastique du XIIIè siècle. Originaire du berceau de la viticulture et extrêmement résistant aux maladies, sa particularité est sa capacité à s'adapter parfaitement aux climats continentaux, ainsi que sa peau très épaisse qui, tout en aidant à maintenir l'élégance et la fraîcheur du raisin, le protège également contre les variations brusques de température (40°C le jour/20°C la nuit) présentes à 1375 altitudes pendant les mois d'été.
  • On-call time: 6 years
  • Alcohol degree: 14%
Produced by the idealist Zorik Gharibian from one of the oldest grape varieties in the world, in the land of his ancestors, this Karasì delivers beautiful scents of morello cherry, plum and cinnamon. It enters the mouth enveloped and textured; then it develops on a full body, round, fleshy, all in vinosity, finishing tannic and powerful, but without any heaviness or rusticity. We love it.
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Viticulture

Rind vineyard in Armenia, area 15 ha. Sandy soil rich in stone and limestone. Guyot cultivation. Selection made from an 80 year old vine. Ungrafted vines grown free-standing. 5000 vines per hectare. Yield of 20 hl/ha.

Oenology

Fermentation takes place in large raw concrete tanks without epoxy lining. Aged in amphorae of various sizes, with a short passage at the end of the cycle in 31hl unroasted tuns to soften the tannins.

Suggestions for accompaniment

Grilled tuna with ginger - Eggplant and tomato pie - Veal tendrons.

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