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Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc
Name: Yarden Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Type of wine: Dry white wine
Analytical data:
Alcohol 13.5 %
Acid (g / L) 6.2
pH 3.02
RS Dry

The Wine

The 2019 Yarden Sauvignon Blanc displays aromatic fruit notes of guava, feijoa, melon, pineapple and lime, all rounded out with a pleasing minerality. With medium body, the wine is flavorful and refreshing.

Ready to drink upon release, Yarden Sauvignon Blanc is best enjoyed within a couple of years of vintage. The wine pairs wonderfully with sea bass with avocado salsa,
grilled chicken with charred pineapple salad, or summer pasta with zucchini and ricotta.

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 Yarden Sauvignon Blanc is made solely from Sauvignon Blanc fruit grown in vineyards on the cool northern Golan Heights. A small portion of the wine was fermented in French oak barrels, adding a bit of body and complexity.

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.

Yardan Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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