Karas Red Blend 2018

Tasting Notes

Aromas are smoky with a bit of earth and burnt sugar, mulberry, cassis red fruits, and something wildly Alpine and foresty. The palate is juicy and fresh, with wild berry flavors, spiced plum, cloves, herbal notes, and a slight herbaceousness. Moderate acidity and tannins. This is a wine with soul, medium bodied with a long finish.

WINE INFORMATION

Karas is owned by Eduardo Eurnekian and Juliana del Aguila Eurnekian, uncle and niece, also owners of Bodega del Fin del Mundo in Argentina. Juliana is a vintner and sommelier who learned the ropes under the supervision of famed wine consultant Michel Roland.

Armenia is one of the world’s oldest winemaking regions. In ancient times it was quite large, including eastern Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Georgia in the area between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea. The wild vine vitis vinifera silvestris, ancestor of today’s cultivated vinifera varieties, grew there over a million years ago. Petrified grape seeds have been found at Neolithic sites in its west, and archaeology has revealed extensive irrigation canals, wine cellars with large-scale production capacity, and large clay amphorae (karas) used to hold finished wine.

Armavir is located at the base of Mount Ararat and all vines are planted on volcanic soils. The climate is continental, with dry cold winters and warm summers. The grapes are hand-harvested and hand-sorted. The grapes are fermented and aged in stainless steel.

 

Food Pairing Suggestions

Cheese, Chicken/Turkey, East Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean), Ham, Hors d'oeuvres, Mushrooms, Pork, Roasted Root Vegetables, Tapas

Color/Type:
Red
Origin:
Eastern Europe , Armenia
Grape Varietal:
35% Malbec, 35% Syrah/Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Tannat
Price:
$14.00 each
  bottle(s)