Binyamina Reserve Merlot 2016
Dry Red Wine
Appellation: Upper Galilee and the Golan Heights
Barrel Age: 14 months
Serving Temperature: 16-20°C
Binyamina Reserve Merlot is made from grapes of the blue-blooded Merlot variety with origins in Bordeaux. The grapes were harvested from our vineyards in two adjacent regions: the Upper Galilee, primarily from Kerem Ben Zimra, on a combination of basaltic and terra rossa soil over hard limestone bedrock with efficient aeration of the roots; and the center of the Golan Heights, with its deep, basaltic soil and good drainage.
These two areas enjoy a cool climate with chilly summer nights, hot summer days and low humidity. These conditions enable prolonged ripening and ideal development of the grapes’ color, aroma and flavor.
Binyamina Reserve Merlot is characterized by a restrained maturity and excellent balance between freshness and concentration of ripe fruit flavors. Its rich dark color, concentrated aroma and flavor, complementary acidity and high complexity are the result of optimal ripening conditions and diverse terroirs. In addition, the reduced yields result in a wine endowed with a perfect, delic