Kangun is an armenian white grape variety (hybrid). It was mainly used to produce Armenian brandy but is nowadays als famous for still wine production. It is known for its full-bodied and aromatic wines, similar to those produced from Sauvignon blanc or Viognier.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Kangun grapes are compact and round with a greenish-yellow to golden yellow colour. Its wines have a strong nose of exotic and dried fruit aromas. Its taste profile is quite unique and often described as very aromatic with a hint of white pepper, nuts and honey.

Fresh Kangun grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

The variety is mainly used to make brandy and sweet fortified wines, mainly in Armenia’s Ararat Valley. Kangun is a late ripening, frost and disease restiant grapevine. The average yield per hectare is rather high. Wines made from Kangun are often made into still wines but also sparkling versions can be found. It is still very popular for the production of grape destilat. Single varietal wines made from Kangun tend to be medium-bodied, with a strong white flower and dried fruit character. Kangun wines are best served with rich, creamy dishes such as cheese, fish and poultry. They are also a great pairing for spicy foods.

Foods to pair with Kangun:

Light meat
Fun Fact about Kangun
Kangun in Armenian means ‘firmly standing’ and refers to the fact that it is quite resistance to frost, pests and various diseases.

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Karas White


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Karas White is a delightful wine that showcases the best of Armenian winemaking. Produced in the Ararat Valley, this wine comes from a vineyard that benefits from the region's unique terroir. The vineyard features a combination of volcanic and limestone soils, which impart a distinct character to the grapes. The winemaking process involves careful selection and gentle pressing of the grapes, followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine's freshness. The result is a crisp and vibrant white wine with notes of citrus, tropical fruits, and a hint of minerality. Karas White is a perfect choice for those seeking a refreshing and well-balanced wine.
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