🇦🇲ARMENIA


ARMENIA IS   Areas8      @Yerevan

  • WHITE= Banants, Garan Dmak, Kangun, Khatoun Kharji, Lalvari, Mskhali, Voskehat
    • International Aligote, Chardonnay, Folle Blanche, Pinot Blanc, Ungi Blanc
  • RED= Akhtanak, Areni, Charentsi, Haghtanak, Kakhet, Kangun, Khnadoghni, Karmrahyut, Nerkarat, Nerkeni, Sereksiya Chari, Sireni, Telti Kyryk, Tigrani, Tozot
    • International Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Tannat

GEOGRAPHY Europe, Caucasus(East), LATITUDE: 40° N

  • BORDERS– Georgia(North), Turkey(West), Azerbaijan(East)
  • BETWEEN– Black Sea & Caspian Sea

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ ?,  +Alt. 500mt. -1,500mt.

  • ON PLATEAU: Southern Caucasus, Ararat Plain
  • On~Lake~Sevan~
  • VOLCANICISM: Mount Ararat, Mount Aragats

SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Volcanic

  • **Refer to “TERROIR/ Geology & Soil” For Detailed Information On Soils

CLIMATE Continental   Summers– Hot, Dry   |   Winters– Cold, Wet

VITICULTURE 17,000 ha. Planted,  (White    %/ Red     %)

  • #49 In Grape Production & #47 In Wine Consumption In World
  • CHALLANGES– Hail Storms
  • There is No Official Appellation System In Armenia

VINICULTURE

  • Still,  Sparkling
  • Culture of Distilling Grapes For Brandy Production.
  • A Large Portion of Armenian Grape Get Distilled Into Armenian Brandy.

HISTORY 6,000 Year Wine History

  • ARCHEOLOGY & WINE
    • First Evidence of Winemaking Facility–  Archaeological Evidence of One of Oldest Wine Production Facilities. Located In Areni, Armenia About 80 km. From the Capital of Yerevan. This Cave Complex Called/ Named Areni-1, Dates Back to 4,000 BC..  The Facility Consisted of a Shallow 4 Foot Basin Where to Grapes Where Crushed by Foot. With a Narrow Channel Funneling the Juice and Leading to a Buried Clay Earth-Ware.
  • 1600’s @Armenia– Ottoman Occupation That Lasted From the 1500’s to the 1900’s.
    • Wine Tradition and Wine Culture Faded During This Time,

CULTURE– GASTRONOMY…            |   CHEESE

  • PIONEERS~ ~Vage Keugheurian~ Godfather of Armenian Viticulture

ARMENIA WINE LAW

  • GOVERNING BODY
  • LAWS GOVERNING– Geographic Boundaries, Topography
    • Label Requirement
  • ARMENIA WINE CLASSIFICATION


North-West Armenia

SHIRAKProvince     @Gyumri

  • GEOGRAPHY– Armenia(North-West)

ARAGATSOTNProvince     @Ashtarak

  • WHITE= Kangun, Rikatsiteli, Voskehat
  • RED= Arni Noire, Karmrahyut
  • GEOGRAPHY– Armenia(North-West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Hilly”, SLOPES/ Mount Aragats,  +Alt.1,100mt. – 1,400mt.
  • SOILSMetamorphic”, Volcanic
  • VITICULTURE– 1,250 ha. Planted
    • -Estate/ Producers– Voskevaz

ARMAVIRProvince     @Armavir

  • WHITE= Areni, Garan Dmak, Hangun, Mskhali, Voskehat
    • International– Aligote, Chenin Blanc
  • RED= Haghtanak
    • -International- Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • GEOGRAPHY– Armenia(North-West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY“Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 900mt. – 1,100mt.
    • On~Hrazdan~River~,  PLATEAU/ Rind
  • VITICULTURE– 6,700 ha. Planted
    • -Estate/ Producers– Karas, Zorah Karasi(37ha.)

North Armenia

LORIProvince     @Vanadzor

  • GEOGRAPHY– Armenia(North)

TAVUSHProvince     @Ljevan

  • WHITE= Banants, Lalvari, Garan Dmak, Kangun
  • RED= Karmrahyut
  • GEOGRAPHY– Armenia(North)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 400mt. – 1,000mt.
  • VITICULTURE– 1,350 ha. Planted
    • -Estate/ Producers

Central Armenia

KOTAYKProvince     @Hrazdan

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  • GEOGRAPHY– Armenia(Central)
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
    • -Estate/ Producers

ARARATProvince     @Artashat

  • WHITE= Garan Dmak, Kangun, Mskhali, Rkatsiteli
    • -International- Chardonnay
  • RED= Areni, Kakhet, Karmrahyut
  • GEOGRAPHY– Armenia(Central)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 800mt. – 1,000mt.
  • VITICULTURE– 4,700 ha. Planted
    • -Estate/ Producers– Karas

GEGHARKUNIKProvince     @Gavar

  • GEOGRAPHY– Armenia(Central), On~Lake~Sevan~

South Armenia

VAYOTS DZORProvince     @Yeghegnadzor

  • WHITE= Khatoun Kharji, Voskehat
  • RED= Areni
  • GEOGRAPHY– Armenia(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 1,000 mt. – 1,700 mt.
  • SOILS– “Metamorphic“, “Volcanic“, “Sedimentary“, Limestone
  • VITICULTURE– 1,200  ha. Planted
    • -Estate/ Producers– Avetissyan, Hin Areni, Keush, Yacoubian-Hobbs(Paul Hobbs), Zorah,  Zulal
  • CULTURE– ~Etymology~ Vayots Dzor…Meaning Valley of Woes

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    • GEOGRAPHY– Armenia, In Vayots Dzor
    • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 950 mt. – 1,200mt.
    • VITICULTURE– 1,350 ha. Planted
      • -Estate/ Producers
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    • GEOGRAPHY– Armenia, In Vayots Dzor
    • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 1,100mt. – 1,650mt.
    • VITICULTURE– 400 ha. Planted
      • -Estate/ Producers

HADRUTProvince     @Hadrut

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  • GEOGRAPHY– Armenia(South)
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • -Estate/ Producers-

YEREVANProvince     @Hadrut

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  • GEOGRAPHY– Armenia
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  ha. Planted
    • -Estate/ Producers– Koor, Kataro


**Refer to “BIBLIOGRAPHY/ SOURCES” For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced