The origin of this variety of aromatic Gewürztraminer is at the foot of the Alps on the border between Northern Italy and Austria. Today, this variety of grapes is commonly found between Germany and Alsace in northern France (Rhine River) where it constitutes the basis of most wines in the region. The pink skin of the grape is considered to be unique among the broad varieties of the Traminer family.
Gewurztraminer grapes are characterized by their distinct aroma and extravagant hints of lychee and rose petals that mix well with the natural sweetness and rich character of this strain.
This wine, made from 100% Gewurztraminer grapes which are grown on Terra-Rossa soil on the winery’s vineyards at an elevation of 700 meters in the upper Galilee. When they reach optimal maturity in late August, the grapes are manually and selectively harvested in the early morning and pass a strict selection process once in the winery. The grapes are then gently separated from their stems and are pressed and left for 8 hours with their skin to optimize the aroma. Following this is a slow and controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks, without disturbance from lactic acid or contact with wood. A designated strain of yeast is used to strengthen the unique characteristics of grape and the region of cultivation.
The wine is rich, and harmoniously combines a crisp acidity with a subtle sweetness and contains aromas of rose petals, lychee, honey, and spices. The wine maintains a golden color with a slight glow of copper with a rich, lasting taste.
Throughout the growth season, the vineyards are meticulously kept and treated to maximize the quality of the crop. This is seen through the many extreme measures taken in the vineyards alongside constant consideration to the entire crop and is reflected in the exquisite quality of the wine. These meticulous and precise steps that began last winter and continue throughout the season include the delicate trimming of the vineyard, thinning of overgrown clusters, and controlled irrigation.
Alcohol: 12.5% |
Acidity (grams/liter): 3.3 |
pH level: 3.30