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Harel Syrah, Clos De Gat

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The generally excellent and abundant 2012 vintage clearly reflects the terroir characteristics inherent in the Harel wines of Clos de Gat
Type:
Vintage:
2013
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
85% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Israel
Body:
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2027
Closure Type:
Cork
£23.99
 

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

A superb wine clearly reflecting the terroir characteristics inherent in the Harel wines of Clos de Gat . The wine has a deep dense purple colour. On the nose it is intensely aromatic and complex, discreetly oaked, with classical spicy peppery and red fruit aromas. On the palate the wine is full bodied, well balanced, fresh with good acidity and well rounded tannins. The finish is long, lively and elegant.

Food Matches

The perfect parter to slow cooked smoky pulled pork butt with chipotle mayo. Delicious!