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Galil Mountain White

A Galilean blend made from Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc grapes that combine to give the wine a sweetish fruity vitality alongside a delicate acidity.

Region: Upper Galilee.

Varieties: 90% Viognier, 10% Sauvignon Blanc.

 

Technical Data: The grapes were harvested at night at the time of the lowest temperatures, and gently squeezed after arriving to the Winery. At the conclusion of 24-48 hours of clarification, the grapes underwent racking and fermentation at temperatures ranging between 12-17oC (54-63oF). After fermentation, the wine was separated from its yeast sediments a second time.

 

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                       14.5%

Titratable acidity        5.7 g/L

pH                              3.3

RS                              Dry

 

Storage and Aging: Store in a cold, dark area. Under proper conditions, the wine should stay well preserved for 2-4 years from time of harvest.

 

Serving Temperature: Best served at 8-12°C (46-54°F).

Galil Mountain Rose

Bright pink in color, the wine presents characters of flowers, strawberry and pomegranate. A joyful wine with invigorating and well-balanced acidity.

Region: Upper Galilee mountains.

 

Varieties: 77% Sangiovese, 12% Pinot Noir, 6% Barbera, 5% Grenache.

 

Technical Data: The red Sangiovese grapes underwent a white wine process immediately upon their arrival to the winery, including shading for 24 hours and cold fermentation at 14°C (57°F). Rosé was produced from the Pinot Noir, Barbera and Grenache grapes in the saignée (bleeding) method, where a small percentage of juice from the red wine tanks was drawn off a few hours after receiving the grapes, and then fermented separately.

 

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                      13.0%

Titratable acidity         5.8 g/L

pH                              3.18                

RS                              Dry

 

Storage and Aging: The wine is at its peak during its first year, and will remain in good drinking condition for about two years from harvest if stored properly.

 

Serving Temperature:  Best served chilled at 8-12°C (46-54°F).

Syrah

Deep purple in color, the wine displays rich aromas of black plum, ripe cherry, and crème de cassis, with background hints of mint and tobacco. With medium-to-full-body, the wine exhibits a pleasant and long-lasting finish.

Region: Upper Galilee.

 

Variety: Syrah.

 

Technical Data: The wine underwent 7 days of fermentation in stainless steel vats, followed by malolactic fermentation, and 6 months of aging also in stainless steel vats to preserve the wine’s fruity flavor.

 

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                      15.0%

Titratable acidity        5.9 g/L

pH                              3.53                

RS                              Dry

 

Storage and Aging: Store in a cold, dark area. If stored under proper conditions, the wine should stay well preserved for 2-4 years from the time of harvest.

 

Serving Temperature: Best served at about 18°C (64°F).

Galil Mountain Red

Galilean red blend comprised of grapes grown in Upper Galilee vineyards. Deep red in color, the wine displays inviting aromas of ripe fruit, with hints of tobacco and herb characters.

Region: Upper Galilee.

 

Varieties: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 11% Pinot Noir. 

 

Technical Data: The wine underwent 7-14 days of fermentation, malolactic fermentation, and six months of aging in stainless steel vats to preserve the wine’s fruity flavor.

 

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                      14.5%

Titratable acidity        5.50 g/L

pH                              3.65                

RS                              Dry

 

Storage and Aging: If stored in a cold and dark place, the wine will remain in good drinking condition for two to four years from harvest.

 

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

Merlot

Deep bright bordeaux in color, the wine is accompanied by rich fruity aromas on a background of fresh herb, clove and tobacco characters. The medium-to-full-bodied wine is a classic Merlot that is enjoyable to drink.

Region: Upper Galilee.

 

Variety: Merlot.

 

Technical Data: After about 7 days of fermentation in stainless steel vats, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation, and aged six months also in stainless vats to preserve its fruity character.

 

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                      15.0%

Titratable acidity        5.5 g/L

pH                              3.55                

RS                              Dry

 

Storage and Aging: Store in a cool dark place. Under proper conditions, the wine should stay well preserved for 2-4 years from the time of harvest.

 

Serving Temperature:  Best served at about 18°C (64°F).

Cabernet Sauvignon

The wine maintains a young, refreshing character with powerful and accentuated fruity aromas.

Region: Upper Galilee.

 

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

Technical Data: The wine underwent about 7 days of fermentation in stainless steel vats, malolactic fermentation, and six months of aging also in stainless vats to preserve its fruity character.

 

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                      15.0%

Titratable acidity        6.0 g/L

pH                              3.61                

RS                              Dry

 

Storage and Aging: Store in a cold, dark area. If stored under proper conditions, the wine should stay well preserved for 2-4 years from the time of harvest.

 

Serving Temperature:  Best served at about 18°C (64°F).