Van Ardi’s estate-grown Areni grapes are one-of-a-kind in all of Armenia. After taking nutrition from the stoney, volcanic soils on which wine has been made for over 5,000 years, the Aragatsotn-region Areni are hand-picked and hand-sorted. This is a bold and enigmatic reserve, with an inviting bouquet of dark cherries and playful spices. Aged 12 months, this wine is deep in structure, full in the mouth, and with a memorable spirit that will age beautifully for years to come.