Produced from select Merlot grapes grown on rich volcanic soil in the Moshav of Ramot Naftali in the Upper Galilee region. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 12 months and bottled aged for an additional year giving it a long and complex finish.
The summer of 2009 was one of the best the winery has
known. Moderate weather with no unusual climate events
created ideal ripening conditions which produced
excellent grapes, rich and concentrated in colour and flavour.
The harvest took place during late night hours in mid
September and the grapes were received at dawn in the
winery to retain their natural flavours and aroma.
Brix: 25.5 | Alcohol:14.1%
Acidity (grams/liter): 5.5
pH level: 3.5
This Merlot plot grew in the Upper Galilee’s Kedesh Valley
on Ramot Naftali’s mountain range at an altitude of 430
meters above sea level. A unique mesoclimate of temperatures
that drop at night and rise at day, make the valley an
ideal vineyard growing area. The ground is deep, mineral
rich and abundant with volcanic rock giving the wine its
Produced from select Merlot grapes grown on rich
volcanic soil in the Moshav of Ramot Naftali in the Upper
Galilee region, this wine has pronounced flavours of black
forest fruits, underlayed by plums and tobacco. The Upper
Galilee Merlot grapes provide the wine with a complexity
which combines spicy aromas of Mediterranean herbs in a
velvety, elegant body typical to the variety.