ArmAs Aragatsotn Karmrahyut Reserve 2013

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ArmAs Aragatsotn Karmrahyut Reserve 2013

Country - Armenia

Region - Aragatsotn Province

Grape Varieties - Karmrahyut 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Armas

Tasting notes - A rich, opulent Karmrahyut with bold and intense aromas showing real complexity, with notes of cranberries, cherries, plums, rose petals and hints of white pepper and cinnamon completing the aromatic melange. Full bodied on the palate, with a mineral framed deep fruit core, this has a lovely, lingering finish. 

ArmAs Aragatsotn Karmrahyut Reserve 2013

A rich, opulent Karmrahyut with an intense and complex
bouquet of cranberry, cherry, plum, rose petal and
spice enhanced by powerful and chocolatly notes and
a lovely, lingering finish


Producer Note
Armenia is considered to be the birthplace of wine, with biblical references to the
region being planted with vines. Armenia also hosts the site of the oldest known
winemaking ruins, which date back 6100 years. Founded by Armen Aslanyan, ArmAs
is revitalising Armenia's historic winemaking legacy. Situated on the 45th parallel, the
estate covers 180 hectares of stunning vineyard and orchards, on an undulating
terrain of complex soils set against the backdrop of Mount Ararat. Winemaker Emilio
del Medico pays homage to this heritage by creating elegant and distinct wines
from estate grown native varieties.


Vineyard
The ArmAs estate is located in the Aragatsotn Province (pronounced ARRA-gotsart'n), with

vineyards ranging from 700 to 1,900 metres above sea-level. The altitude
promotes a long ripening period; the vines produce concentrated fruit nourished by
300 days of sunshine per year, balanced by a freshness created by the cool summer
nights. The ungrafted vines are planted in soils comprising 30 layers of volcanic,
limestone and clay composition. The vineyard is made up of native varieties; and the
indigenous Karmrahyut (pronounced KAR-mayut) really thrives in this terroir.
Karmrahyut means ‘red juice’ in Armenian, which is demonstrated in the deep red
colour of its wines. The grapes are manually harvested at optimum maturity.


Winemaking
After meticulous selection, the grapes were fermented at controlled temperatures of
25 to 27°C with selected yeasts. Lees contact with monthly bâtonnage gave the
wine a rich, textured body. Aged for a total of 24 months, the wine was transferred to
Artsakh oak barrels for 12 months, which impart subtle vanilla, cinnamon, clove and
caramel characters; followed by a further 12 months in French oak, which delivered
delicate oak spice.


Tasting Note
A rich, opulent Karmrahyut with bold and intense aromas showing real complexity,
with notes of cranberries, cherries, plums, rose petals and hints of white pepper and
cinnamon completing the aromatic melange. Full bodied on the palate, with a
mineral framed deep fruit core, this has a lovely, lingering finish.


Grape
Karmrahyut 100%

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Vintage 2013
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