A ripe and mature Armenian red made with one of the country's indigenous varieties.
Armenia, which sits just east of Turkey among the Caucasian mountains is, along with its neighbours, among the oldest wine producing countries in the world. Karmrahyut is one of their native varieties, of which they're justifiably proud, and it produces deeply coloured wines with plenty of body and flavour. Here it's been made in an unoaked style to highlight its ripe red fruit character and with a generous time spent on its lees during maturation contributing to the creamy texture. On the nose it has quite intense red fruit aromas accompanied by a touch of spice while on the palate it's quite powerful with an excellent balance between firm tannins and crisp minerality. On the lingering finish it rounds off with a touch of honey and herbiness.
Something from off the beaten track that's well worth seeking out; it'll go well with grilled, or roasted lamb, spicy stews, or mature cheeses.