This Merlot plot is in the Upper Galilee’s Kedesh Valley on Ramot Naftali’s mountain range at an altitude of 430 meters above sea level. A unique climate 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 unique character.
The growing season requires special attention and care in all vineyard operations as well as precision and patience in determination of harvest timing. Meticulous monitoring and understanding of the environment conditions have led to concentrated fruit with rich colour, depth, and flavour.
This vineyard was harvested during cool nights during early September and the grapes were received at dawn for optimal preservation of the aromas and flavours.
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. 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.