Once again Dalton is pioneering the use of Mediterranean varieties in its release of a single varietal Grenache wine. The grapes for this wine come from our vineyards in Even Menachem in the western galilee. The vineyard sits at 600m on a soil of lime stone and terra rossa.
The grapes were harvested during the last days of August, and the wine was fermented in concrete tanks, the cap was punched down physically by hand during fermentation. The wine was then aged for 12 months in second use french barrels.
The wine is a deep ruby colour, very spicy, think black pepper, on the nose with clear cherry and strawberry aromas. On the palate, the wine is fresh and lively with a crisp tutti-frutti finish.
A good Grenache such as this can be drunk with a light meal of fish or meat.