Varietal Composition: 100% Areni An ancient variety indignous to Armenia, Areni has adapted perfectly to the high altitude, mountainous region of Vayots Dzor, where the vines thrive on the rocky, mineral-rich, volcanic soils. This thick-skinned, late ripening grape makes fresh, elegant, structured red wines with bright red fruit flavors, and a characteristic black pepper spice.
Selected as the finest Areni from the high elevation vineyards of Rond, this wine exemplifies the future of YACOUBIAN-HOBBS wines. Aged in French oak , and produced in small quantity, the "SERPINA" is named for the posts used to train vines as is recorded in Armenian agricultural history books. With the name "SERPINA" we honor Armenia's rich, ancient wine history.
This Yacoubian-Hobbs Areni, Serpina ia a complex wine with intense aromatics of ripe red cherries, black plum and dried flowers, followed by nuances of vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate. On the palate, the elegant flavors coupled with velvety tannins create a full, round mouthfeel with a complexity and intensity that lingers on the finish.