Grape Variety: 100% Carignan
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are handpicked, and after destemming, cold maceration, fermentation and pressing, we mature them in French oak barrels – approximately half of which are new – for 12 months. This is so the oak flavors and aroma do not overpower the exclusive flavors and aroma of the fruit. The wine is then bottled after coarse filtration alone and drunk as is – authentic, wild and Israeli.
Tasting Notes: The wine has a black plum, berries and pecan taste, with a full body, balanced acidity and a long and spicy aftertaste.
Vineyards: Judean Hills – Dry Farm Vineyard (unwatered). The Carignan is trained as "Bush Vine," a trellising system used in ancient times. The roots wind and twist into the soil – to the more mineral areas – in a constant search for water, which causes the aroma and color so unique to this wine.