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Grenache Noir

Bright purple in color, the wine displays characters of red cherry, raspberry preserves and rose water, alongside aromas of spice and earth. A full-bodied wine with a velvety texture, a delicate and balanced acidity, and a long finish.

Region: Upper Galilee.

 

Variety: Grenache Noir.

 

Technical Data: The wine underwent 10-20 days of fermentation on skins at 28oC (82oF), full malolactic fermentation, and 12 months of aging in French oak barrels.

 

Harvest: Following a rainy winter, the 2013 harvest season was characterized by relatively mild weather, enabling optimal vine growth and outstanding grape quality. The harvest’s unique climatic conditions led to uniform ripening in the vineyards, leading to most of the harvested fruit arriving at the winery in September. The quality of this harvest appears to be very high.

 

Analyses:

Alcohol                      15.5%

Titratable acidity        5.7 g/L

pH                              3.59                

RS                              Dry

 

Storage and Aging: Ready for drinking upon release, the wine will improve in the bottle and age well for three to five years from harvest. Store in a cold, dark area.

 

Serving Temperature: Best served at 16-18°C (61-64°F).

Blanc de Noir

Bright golden in color, the wine displays aromas of pear, green apple and apricot, with background characters of lime and citrus blossom. With refreshing and well-balanced acidity, the wine exhibits a pleasant finish.

Region: Yiron Vineyard, Upper Galilee.

 

Varieties: Pinot Noir 65%, Sangiovese 22%, Grenache 13%.

 

Technical Data: After selective hand-harvesting, the grapes were gently squeezed in full clusters. The wine underwent a three-week fermentation process at temperatures ranging between 12-18°C (54-64°F). Immediately after fermentation, the wine was separated from its heavy sediments and kept for several months in stainless steel tanks on light yeast lees.

 

Harvest: The growing season preceding the harvest began with a rainy winter, and the grapevines reawakened to moist ground and good growth conditions. The spring began earlier than usual, which led to early maturity in most of the plots. The beginning of the spring was characterized by vigorous grapevine growth, which placed pressure on the winegrowers to complete their tasks on time. Throughout the season, the weather was moderate with no extreme events, and the fruit’s maturity was uniform and moderate. The 2016 harvest was the Winery’s shortest ever, ending within eight weeks. The vintage shows signs of very high quality.

 

Analyses:

Alcohol                       12%

Titratable acidity        5.5 g/L

pH                              3.13                

RS                              Dry

 

Storage and Aging: Store in a cold, dark space. Under proper conditions, the wine will store well for two years from the time of harvest.

 

Serving Temperature: Serve chilled at 8-10°C (46-50°F)