Varietals: Our Cabernet Reserve is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc
and 3% Petit Verdot sourced from our best plots in the Dishon, Ben-Zimra (Upper Galilee). The grapes
were carefully selected and hand-harvested in early morning hours from low yielding vines.
Vinification: At the winery the grapes are sorted, destemmed and then crushed.
The fermentation takes places in stainless steel temperature controlled tanks at 26-28 degrees for
15 days with regular remontage in order to extract colour, aromas and varietal character. The wine is
then pressed, left to clarify naturally and moved to our cellars for ageing.
Maturation: The wine ages in French oak barrels of which 50% are new and 50% one to two years old.
Each varietal ages separately for 14 months, after which the final blend takes place. After bottling the
wine is aged for an additional 10 months in our cellars.
Ageing Potential: Drinks well now but will improve over the next 10 to 15 years.
About the Vintage: 2011 was a very good year. Late rains in April helped the soils to retain a good
amount of water and made irrigation almost unnecessary. The summer was very mild with no heath
waves or extreme temperature differences. This led to a longer than usual ripening period, a late
harvest and grapes with very good balance between sugar and acidity.
Winemaker’s notes: The nose is generous and perfumed, with fresh fruit notes, a soft herbaceous
note and a hint of soft oak spices. Rich and elegant the wine an impressive fruit concentration,
complex oak spices notes, good and well rounded tannins all balanced by fresh mineral acidity. The
finish is long.
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