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Dry Red Wine

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon ,Merlot
Alcohol: 14.5 %


The Wine

The 2017 Gamla Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot presents attractive raspberry, cherry and plum fruit notes, balanced with orange zest, spice, earth and a dash of black pepper. An equal blend of Cabernet and Merlot, the medium-bodied wine is flavorful and satisfying.

While ready to drink upon release, Gamla Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot should improve in the bottle in the coming years, and age well for five years or more from harvest. We love pairing the wine with grilled lamb chops, cheesy panini, or a vegetarian mushroom lentil burger.


The Vintage

While the winter leading up to the 2017 season started promisingly, with an unusually cold and wet December, total seasonal precipitation finished at only 82% of normal. The lack of late winter rain resulted in restrained vine growth and canopies nicely open to light and air penetration. After an average spring, July saw daily highs 2oC (3.6oF) warmer than usual. Happily, typical weather returned in August, and the absence of weather extremes led to beautiful, and faster than normal, ripening. Ending up as a relatively short eleven-week harvest, 2017 was yet another vintage of excellent quality.


The 2017 Gamla Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot is made from fruit grown in vineyards in the central and northern Golan Heights. Equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this blend of classic Bordeaux varieties aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.


The Appellation

The Galilee (or Galil) is the most northern, and generally considered the best, appellation in Israel. The highest quality area within the appellation is the Golan Heights (or simply the Golan), the coldest region in Israel. The vineyards on this volcanic plateau rise from 400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level to 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) and receive snowfall in the winter. Golan Heights Winery is located in the town of Katzrin in the central Golan.

Gamla Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016 (375ml)

SKU: 16GH25
HK$110.00 Regular Price
HK$99.00Sale Price
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