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Golan Heights Winery Mount Hermon Red 2017 (Galilee, Israel)
Golan Heights Winery Mount Hermon Red 2017 (Galilee, Israel)


 
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Winery: Golan Heights Winery
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec
Region: Galilee, Israel
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: HERMONRED17-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:
The 2017 Mount Hermon Red displays attractive cherry and berry fruit characters, along with complex notes of herbs, spice, violets and earth. This flavorful blend makes for great everyday enjoyment.

Ready to enjoy now, the 2017 Mount Hermon Red will remain in great drinking condition for about three years from vintage. Try pairing this food-friendly wine with Mediterranean lamb burgers, pasta with a rich ragu, or roasted vegetable moussaka.

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 Mount Hermon Red is a blend of the classic Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The wine’s grapes were harvested from vineyards located on the Golan Heights. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation, and 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.

Analytical data:
Alcohol 14.0%
Acid (g / L) 5.5
pH 3.55
RS Dry


Ratings & Reviews

89 Points & Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"A nose of strawberry and pomegranate leads to flavors of raspberry, cherry, chocolate-covered espresso bean and orange peel. There is a nice balance of firm tannins and strong acidity that culminate in a drawn-out finish." - Mike DeSimone (4/1/2019)



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