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Hatzuk Vineyard 2017

MenaraVineyard wine is produced from Syrah grapes grown solely in Menara Vineyard

Region: Hatzuk Vineyard is located 670 meters above sea level near the Lebanese border. The vineyard yields grapes of outstanding quality throughout the year based on a sustainable growing protocol. 

 

Harvest: The winter preceding the growing season was lacking in rain, but winter temperatures provided the coldness that the grapevines required. Vine bud break was good and took place at the average time of previous years. The ripening season occurred under moderate weather conditions, with the exception of one particularly warm week.
The 2017 harvest was among the Winery’s shortest, lasting only 10 weeks. The vintage shows signs of particularly good quality. 

 

Analyses: Alcohol 15.0%

Titratable acidity 5.6 g/L

pH 3.45 

RS Dry

 

Storage and Aging: Store in a cold, dark area. The wine should stay well preserved for 10 or more years from harvest if stored under proper conditions. 

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

Sela Vineyard

Sela Vineyard

Region: Upper Galilee mountains

 

Style: Sela Vineyard is produced from Syrah grapes grown in our vineyard near Kibbutz Malkiya. The vineyard’s initial vines were planted in 2005, with additional plots planted in 2012. The vineyard produces grapes of extraordinary quality. A robust wine with an intense purple color, Sela Vineyard presents characters of black raspberry, blueberry, bitter chocolate, coffee, mineral earth and French oak. The wine aged 18 months in French oak barrels

 

Growing Region: Located near the Lebanese border, 726 meters above sea level, Sela Vineyard is one of the Upper Galilee’s highest quality vineyards. Endowed with optimal climatic conditions and calcareous terra rossa soil that enables water percolation and absorption, the vineyard yields robust fruit with concentrated aromas and flavors

 

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 6.7 g/L
pH 3.52
RS Dry

Storage and Aging: Store in a cold, dark area. If stored in proper conditions, the wine should stay well preserved for 7 or more years from time of harvest

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

Misgav Am Vineyard

Misgav Am Vineyard

Region: Upper Galilee mountains

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc


Style: Made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes grown in Misgav Am Vineyard, considered Israel’s most northern vineyard. Located at the edge of the Ramim Ridge, the vineyard produces grapes of extraordinary quality. Dark red in color, the wine presents seasoned characters of berry, crème de cassis, black pepper, earth and oak, with a full texture and a long and pleasing finish. The wine aged in French oak barrels for 18 months

 

Growing Region: Misgav Am Vineyard is located 800 meters above sea level on the Lebanese border. The vineyard has produced outstanding grapes over the years, and was certified as a sustainable vineyard in 2017

 

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 blocks. 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 6.1 g/L
pH 3.6
RS Dry

Storage and Aging: Store in a cold, dark area. Under proper conditions, the wine should stay well preserved for 10 or more years from time of harvest

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

Maayan Vineyard 2016

Dry red wine, 100% Barbera from a single vineyard. Maayan Vineyard 2016 is produced from high-quality Barbera grapes grown in a block within the Maayan Vineyard adjacent to Kibbutz Yiron.

Region: Upper Galilee.

 

Varieties: 100% Barbera

 

Technical Data: Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, Maayan Vineyard 2016 is bright red in color with a velvety texture and characters of red berries, red cherry and spices, along with a hint of toasted oak. This elegant wine displays a long and pleasing finish.

 

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 blocks. 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 ripening 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                       14.0%

Titratable acidity        7.3 g/L

pH                              3.35                

RS                              Dry

 

Storage and Aging: Best stored in a cold, dark area. Under proper storage conditions, the wine will preserve well for five or more years from harvest date.

 

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

Yiftah Vineyard

A powerful and elegant wine with a rich fruit character and notes of vanilla and roasted wood. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, the wine will continue to age well over time.

Yiftah Vineyard 2014 is a single-vineyard Merlot and Petit Verdot blend that expresses the long-term collaboration between Micha Vaadia, Winemaker of Galil Mountain Winery, and Doris Faran, Winegrower of Yiftah Vineyard. Micha and Doris have worked together for about a decade, focusing on improving winegrowing quality in order to directly enhance wine quality.

 

The quality of Merlot and Petit Verdot grapes in the 2014 harvest was particularly outstanding, with a distinctive fruit character that Micha decided to bring out in the wine in a focused and unique way. More than anything, Yiftah Vineyard 2014 expresses the distinct style and character of wines from the Upper Galilee in general, and from the Kadesh Valley in particular.

 

 

About the Unique 2014 Harvest

The winter preceding the 2014 harvest began with a heavy snowstorm that provided the grapevines with most of the cold conditions they required. During the rest of the winter there was little precipitation. At the beginning of May, a rainstorm compensated for the lack of precipitation, enabling vine arousal in moist soil. For the remainder of the season, the weather was moderate, even cooler than average, without any extreme conditions. The fruit ripened uniformly, and the harvest was of a very high quality.

 

About the Growing Region

Yiftah Vineyard is located in the Kadesh Valley, west of the Hula Valley. The combination of fertile soil (red clay-like) and optimal weather conditions for growing wine grapes makes the region one of Israel’s best for producing quality wines.

Altitude – 420m. above sea level

Soil – Vertisol primarily resulting from terra rossa erosion

 

Analyses

Alcohol                       15.0%

Titratable acidity         6.0 g/L

pH                               3.49

RS                               Dry