Trinity Canyon Vineyards - 6100 Areni Noir 2018
Trinity Canyon Vineyards - 6100 Areni Noir 2018 (86 TSW)
Trinity Canyon Vineyards is an Armenian friends project. In 2009, three Armenian friends, all working in wine, decided to start their own vineyards. They chose a (stony, volcanic and sandy soil) high-altitude vineyard in the Voyots Dzor region near the world's oldest known wine-producing site for 6.100 years.
There they work organically, with the heart and with everyone who wants to make a useful contribution to their project. The wines are made modern but very authentic Armenian.
For years, the Areni Noir in Armenia was mainly used to make brandy. But now that viticulture is reviving, many winemakers are turning to their unique Areni Noir to produce quality wines. Some say it's as a marriage between Pinot Noir and Sangiovese.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a medium dense cherry red color.
On the medium nose sour cherries, plums and pomegranate with hints of herbs, vanilla and liquorice.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium- tannins and medium+ acidity. Round mouthfeel with ripe red fruit like strawberries and raspberries, spices and sweet oak and a medium length finish. Very pleasant wine but a little too sweet for my palate.
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