Clos de Gat Chardonnay

CLOS230
A seriously good Chardonnay from one of the best wineries in Israel.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Style:
Dry
ABV:
14%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Israel
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
£27.99
 

Clos de Gat

Clos de Gat is situated in foothills of the Judean Mountains, bordering Israel’s biblical Ayalon Valley, where Joshua defeated the five kings. An ancient “Gat” (Hebrew for winepress), pre-dating the Roman period, is located in the grounds of the modern winery, set in the heart of the Clos de Gat vineyards, which cover an area of forty-seven acres (nineteen hectares). The regions rolling hills and valley have supported grapevine cultivation for thousands of years. The combination of thin topsoil on limestone- bedrock, coupled with a micro-climate makes it possible to grow grapes of outstanding quality. Clos de Gat relies on the vineyard’s natural yeasts for the fermentation process, imparting greater layers of complexity to the wines granting the fullest expression of the estate’s superb “terroir”.

Tasting Notes

The wine has a fine and brilliant pale yellow colour. On the nose it is gently elegant and complex, with hints of spice, orange blossoms and citrus fruits. On the palate its displays freshness, good acidity and a harmonious balance between fruit and oak, with a long lingering finish.

Food Matches

Enjoy this wine with pan-seared scallops with asparagus and baby leeks.