Zulal Areni Reserve 2018
Areni is an ancient red grape variety indigenous to Armenia. Zulal, meaning ‘pure’ in Armenian, was created to express the purest characteristics of Armenia’s indigenous grape varieties such as Areni. The barrel aging of the 2018 Areni Reserve adds a round mouthfeel and deep spice note to the expressive red berry flavors of the Areni grape.
Nose Ripe red berries, plum, and notes of spice. Palate Full bodied yet elegant, this wine combines depth of red fruit with an earthy spiciness. Finish Lingering red cherries, plums, and spices.
Food Pairing Notes
This barrel-matured Areni is at home with aged cheeses, as well as dishes with deep flavors such as a slow cooked braise of beef and vegetables, or marinated barbecued lamb off the grill.