Dry Red Wine
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.
The 2019 Mount Hermon Red presents aromatic aromas of red and black fruits, layered with hints of fresh herbs, earth and cocoa. Great for everyday drinking, this young blended wine exhibits satisfying body and lingering flavor.
The 2019 Mount Hermon Red is ready to enjoy now, and will remain in good condition for about three years from vintage. Give the wine a go with grilled skewered lamb, a really good hamburger, or a nice brie.
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 Red is a blend of the Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, with all fruit harvested from vineyards on the Golan Heights. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was bottled without sterile filtration.
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.
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