Made exclusively from a single vineyard grown at an altitude of 700 meters on Mount Malkia in the Upper Galilee, this Cabernet Sauvignon plot was carefully chosen among the winery’s vineyards. The long growing season of 2009, characterized by moderate weather and devoted care lead to ideal ripening of concentrated rich fruit. The grapes were hand-picked and received at dawn in the winery and gently de-stemmed. The must went through a 14-day controlled fermentation on the skins after which the unpressed free-run juice went through a malo-lactic fermentation and aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels.
Once bottled, the wine aged for an additional year in the winery cellars giving if further depth and complexity.
This well balanced full bodied wine is a deep dark ruby red with cherry hues. It exhibits aromas and flavors of black forest fruits and cassis with hints of caramel, clove and Mediterranean herbs. Robust and velvety tannins contribute to the structure and lead to a juicy enduring finish.
The summer of 2009 was one of the best the winery has known. Consistent moderate weather created ideal ripening conditions which produced excellent grapes, rich and concentrated in color and flavor. The harvest took place during late night hours in at the beginning of October and the grapes were received at dawn in the winery to retain their natural flavors and aroma.