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Winetasting XXVII: The Armenian Queen

Hosted by the Consul of the Vienna Arts and Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Mon 30 Apr 19:30 - 22:00

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One of our members is currently traveling through Armenia and has asked me if he should bring back some wine for us.

.....and I said: hMmMMmm hMMmMM yes :-)

The wines are a bit more expensive because the bottles need to be imported from Armenia, so we get only 6 different wines for our budget.

We will try wine made of grapes which most of us have never tried before & our member will also tell us something about Armenia.

The wines:

1. Rose

“Hin Areni" rose wine discovers a combination of elegance, taste and fragrance for true wine lovers.

2. Voskehat

Often referred to as the Queen of Armenian grape varieties Voskehat, literally meaning ‘Golden Seed’, earns its folk love for having a diverse and very rich aromatic bouquet. Hin Areni Voskehat is a finely crafted wine, made from grapes harvested in the historic village of Areni, known for its millennial wine making traditions. Areni’s sedimentary and rich volcanic soil, coupled with high-elevation climate, gives this wine a very expressive structure. Supple and elegant, floral to the nose, this wine boasts rich aromas of honey and hints of apricot; it is pleasantly tart and crisp to the finish.

3. Areni

Areni, an indigenous Armenian grape variety has come to us through a millennial history of surviving harsh climate of high elevation and developing a distinct character from the area’s coarse sedimentary and rich volcanic soil. The contrast of these intense climatic and soil conditions with the elegance of this wine is mystifying. A blend of Areni, Seyrak Areni, Tozot and Movuz grape varieties, this wine offers you a traditional assemblage developed and employed by the winemakers of the region for centuries. Complex yet delicate, slightly peppery to the nose this wine boasts with rich aromas of red berries and is pleasantly tart to the finish


White Dry
Grape Variety(s): Kangun Protected content
Vintage: Protected content
Description: The wine’s translucency encompasses elegant textures, defined flavors, and a well-balanced structure.The grape’s maturation on the estate’s sun blessed hills helps the wine capture the essence of the variety, distinct aromas of white flowers and tropical fruits. The palate has crisp minerality

5. Koor

Koor Red Dry
Grape variety(s): Areni(50 %), Sireni(50 %)
Vintage: Protected content
Alcohol: 13,5-14%
Titratable acidity: 5,20 g/l
Description: Koor Red is a traditional blend of indigenous Armenian varietals, grown in high-elevation vineyards of Vayots Dzor. The primary and signature grape – Areni – is elegant, fruity and subtle. It is well balanced with more tannic grape – Sireni – giving Koor its defined structure. The subtle mineralic notes come from the unique soil of the region – a combination of volcanic sedimentary and limestone.

6. Kataro

The story of Kataro wine passes through generations, but despite of all the turns of fate, Avetissyan family managed to preserve and revive the vine-yards. Kataro wine is made from an ancient, indigenous and rare grape variety called Khndoghni (Sireni), which is possible to find only in this region. Favorable climate, soft sun, unique soil and consistent care give birth to a wine, which has soaked in itself the beauty and nobleness of the surrounding nature. Red dry wine Kataro is soft and deep to the palate, has a long and fine finish and has been given high recommendations by many wine professionals and connoisseurs in Russia, Europe and United States.

Kataro Red Dry
Grape variety(s): Khndoghni (Sireni, Protected content
Vintage: Protected content
Alcohol: 13,8%
Titratable acidity: 5,40 g/l
Description: Red dry wine Kataro is soft and deep to the palate, has a long and fine finish and has been given high recommendations by many wine professionals and connoisseurs in Russia, Europe and United States

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