Alma Scarlet is a classic Mediterranean style wine blending the varieties of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre. The wine brings a new dimension and flavour profile to Israel wines and is once again being pioneered in Israel by Dalton.
The grapes were selectively picked in late September and early October. The grapes for this wine came from separate vineyard that were picked and fermented separately. During fermentation, the grape cap was pumped over several times a day to increase the depth of colour and levels of extraction. The wine was pressed out just before completing fermentation and the free run wine was separated and used to make this wine. The wine was racked into new and one year old French oak barrels for 12 months. Once the aging was complete, each parcel was individually tasted and the final blend of 52% Shiraz, 32% Grenache and 16% Mourvedre was made.
Alma Scarlet is a wine showing rich earthy characteristics of leather and liquorice with underlying floral notes and wild raspberries.
This wine goes particularly well with stews such as Osso Bucco and hearty winter casseroles.