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Dry Red Wine

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah
Alcohol: 14.0%


The Wine

The 2019 Mount Hermon Indigo exhibits ripe red and black fruit characters layered with attractive notes of earth, smoke and spice. This delicious wine presents good body and lingering flavor.

Ready to drink now, the 2019 Mount Hermon Indigo is best imbibed within about three years from harvest. We enjoy pairing the wine with grilled lamb chops, crispy thin-crust pizza with sage and Kalamata olives, or roast mushroom moussaka.

The Vintage

2019 was yet another outstanding vintage in the Golan Heights. The season followed Israel’s wettest winter in years, ending five years of drought. An unusually cool spring ended abruptly with a warm May, followed by nicely average temperatures from June to mid-September. The harvest started slowly, with first fruits coming in on August 6. A heat wave on September 18-20 catapulted the vineyards’ ripening, followed by our second biggest harvest week ever. An unusually warm October kept the harvest in high gear until ending on October 23. Overall, another beautiful season in the Golan gave us another year of exceptional wines.

The 2019 Mount Hermon Indigo is blended from Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah (also known as Shiraz) fruit harvested from a number of vineyards on the Golan Heights and one vineyard in the Upper Galilee. The combination of these two classic red varieties gives this wine its lovely indigo color. Undergoing malolactic fermentation, the wine was bottled without sterile filtration.

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.

Mount Hermon Indigo 2019

SKU: 16GH14
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