Yarden Chardonnay 2021 Golan Heights Winery
Golan Heights Winery is based in the Galilee, in the town of Katzrin, on the eponymous heights. The first vineyard was planted in 1976, while the winery was built in 1983 at the behest of four kibbutz (collectivist village) and as many moshavim (cooperative communities). Golan Heights Winery immediately distinguished itself by producing fine kosher wines, mostly produced on volcanic soils, strongly linked to tradition: their brands Yarden, Gamla, Golan and Hermon have labels depicting the oil lamp symbolic of the ancient state of Israel. YARDEN is the group’s flagship company: its name originates from the Hebrew translation of the Jordan River. The first wine produced was, in 1984, Sauvignon Blanc. GOLAN is named after the Golan Heights, formed by remote volcanic eruptions. Its wines are produced to satisfy a young, quality-conscious consumer. GAMLA wines are named after an ancient city that went down in history for trying to block the Roman advance toward Jerusalem. HERMON wines owe their name to the mountain massif on the Israel-Syria-Lebanon border, whose highest peak reaches 2,814 m. HERMON wines are complex and structured.
Chardonnay variety .
Vineyards Yarden Chardonnay is made exclusively from grapes harvested in vineyards located at altitudes up to 1,200 meters in the northern Golan Heights, Israel’s coldest wine-growing region. Over the years, the northern Golan has become famous for producing Chardonnay grapes of remarkable quality.
Vinification The wine matures for seven months in French oak barrels, about 50 percent of which are new.
Characteristics Yarden Chardonnay is characterized by aromatic notes of lemon, pear and pineapple with floral, mineral and French oak undertones. A classic Chardonnay with full body, nice acidity and lingering finish.