Areni is one of our signature grape varieties and we crafted this wine to express it’s unique characteristics. Notes of black pepper and cranberries with a creamy texture and pronounced finish.”– Aimee Keushguerian, Founder
Crafted to express the purest characteristics of Armenian indigenous grape variety, Areni.
The grapes were sourced from vineyards of volcanic soil at an elevation of 4,500 to 5,700 feet; from the Aghavnadzor and Khachik villages of Vayots Dzor.
Hand-harvested and hand-sorted, fermented in stainless steel.
Zulal was founded by Aimee Keushguerian in 2017 with the inaugural Zulal Areni Reserve 2015 and Zulal Voskehat 2017. The main grape varieties Areni and Voskehat are sourced from approximately 40 grapegrowers in the villages of Aghavnadzor and Rind as well as the Arpa Valley in the Vayots Dzor region.
In addition to these, Zulal is also engaged in working with lesser known grape varieties, such as Koghbeni from Tavush, Nazeli and Movuz and Tozot and Karmir Kot from Vayots Dzor, Sireni from Artsakh, Jrjruk from Tavush and Kakhet from Artashat. These small lots of wine offer an exciting opportunity to explore rare indigenous grape varieties.
Zulal currently produces approximately 10,000 cases of wine per year.