(Golan Heights Winery)
Golan Heights Winery was founded in the town of Katzrin in 1983. The vineyards grow in the Golan Heights, mountainous and rugged territory dominated by the peaks of Mount Hermon. The first vines were planted in 1976. Today they boast 730 hectares of vineyards. What makes these wines special are the basaltic volcanic soil, the altitude (between 400 and 1,200 metres) and the cold climate of this mountain range, captured from Syria by Israel in the Six Day War in 1967. The production method combines hi-tech irrigation systems with traditional processes.
The Golan Heights wines are certified 'kosher' and are made to strict criteria approved by a rabbi according to the Jewish religion. Their three brands are Yarden, Gamla and Golan.
Intense, bright golden yellow.
Fresh and intense. Aromas of honey, grapes and dried fruit (apricots). Quince and citrus notes come through after a swirl of the glass.
Delectable and deep, with excellent acidity which adds crispness and freshness Retro-nasal notes of candied fruit and honey. Long finish with a sweet, citrus touch.
One of the wines which have most surprised the Selectus Wines tasting panel. This delicious dessert wine is made from frozen Gewürztraminer grapes from the Galilee area, considered the best area in Israel as well as the coolest. The vineyards grow on volcanic soils at an altitude of 400 metres.
Undoubtedly one of the winery's star wines, with excellent sweetness-acidity balance and without any rough edges, making it a delight for the senses, with remarkable subtlety and fluidity.
Recommended with sheep's milk ricotta with pine nut ice cream and rosemary honey.
Glass by RIEDEL, GRAPE collection, CHIANTI/ RIESLING model.