Zorah Wines

Yeraz 2016


$286.00 per bottle | $1716.00 case of 6 

Yeraz (translating to “dream”) is made from ancient, semi abandoned bush vineyards, at altitudes of 1600 meters above sea level.  Yeraz is made from varying strains within the ancient Areni grape variety.  Raw and remote, pure and authentic, these wines reflect the difficult history that has defined Armenia and the spirit of its people - resilient yet tenacious. Fermentation occurs in rough concrete tanks, using only natural yeast.  

The wine is aged for long periods in local amphorae of varying sizes, some of which are dug deep in the ground and sealed with wax to conserve the intense flavours and authentic varietal purity of the wine.  In addition to amphorae, large untoasted casks are also used to soften the tannins.  After light filtration, the wine passes a further year in bottle.  

One renowned wine critic wrote, “Yeraz has a lovely ethereal nose and fine, elegant, pure lingering flavour, it’s like a blend of a cru Burgundy mixed with top Sangiovese in character but with its own distinctive hints of spice and crushed raspberry”.

Alcohol 13.5%