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Van Ardi Rosé 2017

23 CHF

The blend of these indigenous Armenian varieties gives this rosé a unique set of aromatic and palatal characteristics from both varieties. Areni (50%), Kakhet (50%) 

 

TERROIR

The vineyards (9ha) are located in Ashtarak, in the ancient winemaking region of Aragatsotn in Armenia. The soil is volcanic and rich with natural rocks and minerals. The plot is positioned on hills with south and south-west facing slopes, at an altitude of 1,000m ASL. The climate provides long hours of sun in the day, and cooler temperatures at night. Our personal winemaking philosophy also contributes to our terroir; combining tradition, innovation, and passion. 

 

VINIFICATION AND AGING

The wine is made with a selective harvest, followed by direct pressing, cool and limited maceration, a primary fermentation, clarification and filtration. 

 

THE VINTAGE

The annual precipitation for the year of 2017 was average, and the amount of active temperatures were reliable, guaranteed favorable night and day contrasts in temperature. Extensive, long dry weather kept diseases at bay, bringing in the crop with excellent health. Some of the more intense heat of the year was blunted by the altitude of the vineyard that brought cool nights. Harvest: late September. 

 

TASTING NOTES

Sweet aromas of tropical fruits, notes of pears and peaches. Delicate and beautiful Rose with pleasant minerality like silk on the palate, very refreshing. Recommended with antipast, melon and prosciutto, medium strength cheeses, salad niçoise, roast turkey or chicken, and even fruits, hors d'oeuvre and caviar. 

 

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