Zorah wines: Armenia in Armenia


See yesterday's introduction to Armenia and the grape-pip wars. 

Having seen the remains of a 6,000-year-old winery and peered into clay pots that held both wine and body parts on my recent trip to Armenia, I was ready to get into a vineyard and taste the unadulterated present-day liquid. 

Zorik Gharibian’s is not the only major ‘foreign’ investment in wine in Armenia but it is the only one that has the philosophy and confidence to focus exclusively on indigenous varieties and with such a firm emphasis on discovering the unique combination of Armenian land, climate and grapes. (I use...