Zulal Voskehat 2019
Zulal is the Armenian word for pure, and this sense of authenticity permeates the winery. Zulal was founded in 2017 by Aimee Keushguerian, who learned enology while working for her father at Keush (one of Saint Goose’s favorite new sparkling wines). Fascinated with the viticultural diversity in Armenia, Aimee created Zulal with the goal of showcasing her country’s indigenous varieties through monovarietal bottlings unadorned by excessive winemaking. For her Voskehat bottling, Aimee sources hand-harvested fruit from one south-facing plot in the village of Aghavnadzor. Voskehat is Armenia’s most well-known varietal, capable of high levels of ripeness. Fermentation is done exclusively in stainless steel to preserve acidity, the wine is bottled directly from the tank. This method results in fuller bodied wine with round and succulent flavors.