Har'el Cabernet Sauvignon, Clos de Gat

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A stunning wine from the Judean Hills in Israel.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
Genres:
ABV:
13%
Producer:
Country:
Israel
Region:
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drinking now
Closure Type:
Cork
£19.99
 

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

Aromas of black and red fruits which are enhanced by notes of oakiness, eucalyptus and earthy Mediterranean plants & herbs. The wine is full bodied, well balanced with fine tannins. Long & elegant finish.

Food Matches

Grilled & roasted meats, casseroles & cheeses.

Vinification

Fermented in open tank, aged for 12 months in 30% new French oak barrels. Racked, every 4-6 months. No filtration before bottling.

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