Varietals: Our Cabernet Reserve is a blend of
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah, 5% Petit Verdot
and 4% Cabernet Franc 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: The first months of 2012 where
cold and damp, with lower than average temperatures and
a very wet winter. Soon it turned into an early summer. This early warm-up helped the grapes reach
full and homogeneous maturity.
The first grapes where harvested on July the 25th and
reached the winery in perfect ripening condition. The warm
summer days helped the wines of 2012 obtain intensity and
complexity of flavors while the cold winter weather helped
retain crisp acidity which balances the fruitiness and adds
elegance and finesse.
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 wellrounded
tannins all balanced by fresh mineral acidity. The
finish is long.
|Standard Price||42.00 €||
|Box Price (12 Bottles)||444.00 €||