Zorah is an Armenian winery that lies in the heart of Vayots Dzor region, very rich in traditions and culture, regarded as the historical area where the viticulture first appeared. According to the Bible the Ark of Noah come to rest on Mount Ararat, and there, close to the current Zorah cellars, he began for the first time viticulture and wine production.
This tradition has been gathered from Zorik Gharibian who estabilished his winery with the aim of producing wines according to the ancient traditions of more than 6000 years ago. The vines, lying on a rocky and sandy soil, are part of Rind farming village on the Ararat slopes, at an altitude between 1400 and 1600 meters. The cellar tecnologies are a mix of modernity and antiquity, with the old Armenian amphoras “Karas”, and the new concrete tanks at controlled temperature.
Karasì is an interesting sample of Zorah winery, coming from ungrafted vines of the autochthonous grape Areni Noir, spontaneously fermented with native yeasts and matured in ancient amphoras.
This 2016 vintage shows a intense ruby colour, with smells of berries, medicinal herbs, roots, undergrowth, graphite, leather, tobacco and black pepper. The mouthfeel is powerfull, warm, spicy, savory and rich in fruit, with good freshness and tannis.
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