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In Armenia there is an invaluable wine potential

In Armenia there is an invaluable wine potential

In Armenia there is an invaluable wine potential

 

Considered as the cradle of wine, the Caucasus region never ceases to surprise us. Among the countries that make up the region, Armenia has long been considered an outsider; wrongly so.

Relying on a multi-millennial viticultural history - as witnessed by the oldest amphorae in the world found to date in the cellars of Areni, dating back to 4000 years BC - the new generations of Armenian winegrowers have been instilling in recent years a boundless dynamism, while cultivating the uniqueness of their vineyard. - the new generations of Armenian winegrowers have instilled in recent years a boundless dynamism, while cultivating the uniqueness of their vineyard.

Planted with about 30 international grape varieties (including Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Tannat, Petit Verdot and Montepulciano), there are also two indigenous red grape varieties: black areni (1) and khndoghni (2).

 

The climate is continental, with dry and hot summers. Only the extreme winter cold (sometimes reaching -30°C) forces the vines to be buried for a few months, in order to protect them. "A titanic task, certainly, but compulsory", explains Gabriel Rogel, the oenologist of the domain.

 

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