Armenia, with its rich winemaking history, has always been at the forefront of wine production. Although primarily known for its traditional grape wines, pomegranate wine has carved its own niche in the market, especially due to the cultural and symbolic significance of this fruit. Pomegranates symbolize prosperity, fertility and abundance. In Armenia, the pomegranate holds a special place and is often used in religious and cultural ceremonies. It is also believed to prevent the formation of cancerous cells, reduce high blood pressure and positively affect male potency.
The taste profile of pomegranate wine is quite distinct. The wines are often semi-sweet and in those I’ve had the chance to taste, I detect a pronounced earthiness, which I don’t mind at all. The biggest global producers of pomegranate wine are Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Cyprus, and Israel.
A bottle of Ijevan pomegranate wine costs approximately 2,000 AMD, which is around 4.80 EUR. You can buy it in all major supermarkets.
Cheers and drink responsibly!