The wines from the portfolio of the New Wine Company aroused great interest of the event specially organized by Arthur Sarkisyan for the Moscow Sommelier Association. The lecture on regions, grape varieties and wineries was supplemented with samples of the best wines of Armenia.
The Moscow Sommelier Association was established in 2016 to develop the sommelier profession in the Russian capital. During the Association’s program, the best Russian and foreign wine experts conduct lectures and training seminars.
Thanks to the event organized by the head of the New Wine Company Arthur Sarkisyan, the sommelier of Moscow was able to be introduced with the main wine growing regions of Armenia – Vayots Dzor, Ararat plain, Aragatsotn, and Artsakh.
As part of the tasting, the sommelier was given a unique opportunity to be introduced with the main indigenous varieties of Armenian grapes. The white Voskehat variety was presented in a variety of styles – from light and easy-drinking «summer» wine to aged in clay amphora -karases and classic sparkling. The multifaced red variety Areni appeared before the participants in a subtle style reminiscent of the classical Burgundy, and in a vivid version – a rare even in Armenia itself, aged in oak, the 2009 harvest wine.
The participants of the tasting could also be introduced with the manifestation of the Armenian terroir in wines from the European grape varieties from the Karas brand.
Special interest of the participants was caused by the novelty of the New Wine Company – the wine of the author’s project of the enologist from the southern Rhone, Didier Cornillon under the Qotot brand.
In total, about 20 samples from 9 farms were presented at the tasting: Hin Areni, Voskeni, Zorah, Karas, Old Bridge, Keush, Van Ardi, Voskevaz, Qotot, Kataro.