Wine Enthusiast: 91 Points “This light-straw-colored wine has a nose of apple tart and brambles. It is rich on the palate, with flavors of apple, pineapple and orange blossom, with a strong vein of minerality. There is a soft floral note on the smooth finish.”
Internationally renowned winemaker Paul Hobbs, and partners the Yacoubian family have journeyed to the birthplace of wine to craft modern, world class wines from the indigenous varieties found in the high altitude, mineral-rich soils of Vayots Dzor, Armenia.
For this exotic white wine, the high altitude vineyard sites of Aghavnadzor, Vayots Dzor allow these four indigenous varieties to ripen perfectly while maintaining a remarkable freshness, resulting in thrillingly unique layers of aromas and flavors:
80% Voskehat: or "golden berry" is considered the emblematic white variety of Armenia, thriving in high-altitude, rocky soils, known for its longevity with vines living well past 100 years. Thick-skinned berries yield complex and expressive aromatics including the fresh scent of the Armenian Snowdrop flower.
10% Khatuni: thick-skinned berries, gives a notable crispness and unique floral expression to the wine
5% Qrdi: a late-ripening variety, bringing a beautiful freshness to the blend
5% Garan Demak: or "sheep's tail" prefers rocky, semi-desert soils; its delicate fruit rounds out the final wine
Wine profile: golden yellow color with delicate aromas of white lily and magnolia, citrus fruit, quince, white pepper and marked minerality. Bright entrance on the palate with refreshing acidity, followed by a rich mid-palate. The wine lingers on the finish with notes of yellow peach and Armenian apricot.
- White Blend
- Vayots Dzor