The indigenous Voskehat grape delivers intense and complex notes of white melon, green apple, rosemary and lime, complemented by subtle spice. Long and elegant.
Armenia is considered to be the birthplace of wine, with biblical references to theregion being planted with vines. Armenia also hosts the site of the oldest knownwinemaking ruins, which date back 6100 years. Founded by Armen Aslanyan, ArmAsis revitalising Armenia's historic winemaking legacy. Situated on the 45th parallel, theestate covers 180 hectares of stunning vineyard and orchards, on an undulatingterrain of complex soils set against the backdrop of Mount Ararat. Winemaker Emiliodel Medico pays homage to this heritage by creating elegant and distinct wines from estate grown native varieties.
The ArmAs estate is located in the Aragatsotn Province (pronounced ARRA-got-sart'n), with vineyards ranging from 700 to 1,900 metres above sea-level. The altitudepromotes a long ripening period; the vines produce concentrated fruit nourished by300 days of sunshine per year, balanced by a freshness created by the cool summernights. The ungrafted vines are planted in soils comprising 30 layers of volcanic,limestone and clay composition. The indigenous Voskehat (pronounced VOSS-g-hat)which translates as ‘The Golden Seed’, has a hardy skin enabling it to thrive in thisenvironment as it copes well with the hot summers and cold winters.
The grapes are manually harvested. The grapes were carefully selected to maintain the highest quality. Fermentation tookplace at 16 to 17°C with selected yeasts in stainless steel to retain the purity of fruit.Maturation of eight months on the lees with weekly bâtonnage, imparted textureand complexity to the resulting wine.