YEREVAN, July 30. /ARKA/. “Armenia” branded wine of Armenia Wine company won a silver medal at THE 12th annual Muscats du Monde wine contest held in French Languedoc Roussillon Region, the general consultant of the company Jean-Baptiste Soulat said Saturday at the press conference.
“Within 12 years the contest defines the best muscats in the world. In 2 days international experts degustated 232 muscat wines from all over the word. “Armenia” branded white wine won a silver medal at the contest,” he noted.
It was the first time Armenia had participated in the contest, as before Armenian production had been considered to fall short of international standards.
“We know that Armenia was always popular with its high quality wines, and the reason of a long-term absence of at the international market is just explained by wine producers’ unwillingness to produce a good wine,” Soulat added.
According to him, in order to produce a high-quality wine it is necessary to have good climate, soil, grape and the most important thing is a human factor.
“Armenia has all these components and Armenian wine can become much more competitive,” he clarified.
Not so high-quality wines are “not a verdict for Armenia,” he said.
On his side, Armenian Wine Executive Director Artur Harutyunyan said the company grows its own varieties of grape on the area of 50 hectares, and moreover, buys grape from farmers in Vayots Dzor and Ararat regions.
“The important issue today is that the farmers work on quantity rather than quality today, and we plan to ask farmers to grow not more than 5 tons grapes on an area of 1 hectare,” Harutyunyan said adding that this decision will improve the quality of grapes.
The company produces over 10 brands of wines exporting them to Russia, Bulgaria, the United States, Lithuania. —0--