Producer: Dalton Winery
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Zinfandel is planted in a small plot of about 6 dunam (0.6 hectares) in our Safsufa vineyards that are located at the foothills of Mount Meron.
The vineyards benefit from a relatively cool microclimate and the proximity to Mount Meron offers shade from the midday sun during the harsh summers. The soil is a very stony shallow red clay.The grapes were selectively picked in early September. During fermentation the grape cap was pumped over several times a day to increase the depth of colour and levels of extraction of the wine in the gentlest way possible. On completing fermentation the wine was pressed out and racked into new American barrels where it was allowed to mature for one year, before bottling we blended 13% Petite Sirah to the blend for added balance.