Made exclusively from a single vineyard grown at an altitude of 700 meters on Mount Malkia in the Upper Galilee, this Cabernet Sauvignon plot was carefully chosen among the winery’s vineyards. The long growing season of 2009, characterized by moderate weather and devoted care, lead to ideal ripening of concentrated rich fruit. The grapes were hand-picked and received at dawn in the winery and gently de-stemmed.
The must went through a 14-day controlled
fermentation on the skins after which the unpressed
free-run juice went through a malolactic fermentation and
aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels.
Once bottled, the wine aged for an additional year in the
winery cellars giving if further depth and complexity.
The summer of 2009 was one of the best the winery has
known. Consistent moderate weather created ideal ripening
conditions which produced excellent grapes, rich and
concentrated in colour and flavour. The harvest took place
during late night hours in at the beginning of October and
the grapes were received at dawn in the winery to retain
their natural flavours and aroma.
Acidity (grams/liter): 5.5
pH level: 3.6%
bottled: May 19th, 2011
This well balanced full-bodied wine is a deep dark ruby red
with cherry hues. It exhibits aromas and flavours of black
forest fruits and cassis with hints of caramel, clove and
Mediterranean herbs. Robust and velvety tannins contribute
to the structure and lead to a juicy enduring finish.