Varieties: Petit Verdot
Name: Yarden Petit Verdot 2016
Type of wine: Dry red wine
Acid (g / L) 6.0
The 2016 Yarden Petit Verdot exhibits ripe red and black fruit notes, along with characters of spice, flowers, tobacco, chocolate and French oak. This flavorful and full-bodied wine displays a bit of tannic structure, which is typical to the variety.
While enjoyable now, the 2016 Yarden Petit Verdot should improve in the bottle for a number of years, and stay in excellent drinking condition for years to come. We love pairing the wine with rich meat dishes such as tender osso buco or slow-cooked lamb spareribs, or an assortment of aged and smoked cheeses.
2016 was a remarkable vintage. After a routine winter, February saw average daily highs about 4oC (7oF) above normal, setting the stage for a warm spring. Lighter winter rains coupled with normal spring rainfall resulted in 75% of average annual precipitation. A mild summer was not enough to cancel out the impact of the warm spring, resulting in a fast and furious harvest – the shortest in 22 years. The beautiful summer led to wines of exciting quality, proving once again that the vagaries of a particular vintage do not prevent the Golan Heights from producing consistently exceptional wines.
The 2016 Yarden Petit Verdot is made from grapes harvested from vineyards in the central and southern Golan. The wine aged in French oak barrels, of which 40% were new, for 18 months.
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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