Zulal means pure in Armenian. These wines aim to express the purest characteristics of Armenian indigenous grape varieties. High elevation viticulture, extreme climate, and volcanic soil give these wines their distinct character.
Areni is Armenia’s leading red grape variety, capable of making energetic wines full of bright fruity flavors. Zulal, meaning ‘pure’ in Armenian, was created to express the purest characteristics of Armenia’s indigenous grape varieties grown in volcanic soils at high elevation. The 2018 Areni is a classic expression of the ancient Areni variety.
The 2018 Areni is an aromatic wine with notes of red cherries, plums and notes of pepper. On the palate it’s medium-bodied, with refreshing acidity and concentrated flavors of berries and spices.
With its concentrated red fruit flavors, the 2018 Areni is a great accompaniment to dishes that have a savory element such as mushrooms or a sauce with green herbs such as sage or thyme. Think chicken thighs braised with herbs, or a plate of grilled eggplant and lamb skewers.
Zulal Areni Notes To Your Senses:
- APPEARANCE: Ruby red
- AROMA: Red fruit and pepper
- TASTE: Medium-bodied with flavors of red cherry and nuances of peppery spice
- FINISH: Smooth and long
- ABV: 13%