Grape Varietal: Khatouni, Ararati
Origin and Territory: Vayots Dzor, Armenia
Bottles Available: 2200
Vinification: During fermentation, the juice is transferred into oak wine barrels where the high sugar concentration of must prolongs the fermentation time which can last up to a year. When the alcohol level kills off all present yeast, the fermentation stops leaving the residual sugar at levels between 8 and 12% and alcohol levels around 14%.
After fermentation, the wine is placed in an aging barrel for two to three years before it is bottled where it will continue aging. This rare wine can bottle age for over 20 years.
Nose: Luscious mix of Apricot, mountain honey, ripe pineapple, with subtle notes of candied mango and butterscotch.
Taste: The palate reflects the nose and gains intensity resulting in Candied apricots, ripe melon dew and mountains honey notes. A true gem.