Yarden Merlot 2018 Golan Heights Winery
Golan Heights Winery is based in Galilee, in the city of Katzrin, on the homonymous hills. The first vineyard was planted in 1976, while the winery was built in 1983 by the will of four kibbutzis (collectivist village) and as many moshavim (cooperative communities). Golan Heights Winery immediately distinguished itself for the production of kosher wines of great value, produced mostly on volcanic soils, strongly linked to tradition: their brands Yarden, Gamla, Golan and Hermon have labels depicting the oil lamp symbol of the ancient state of Israel. YARDEN is the flagship company of the group: its name derives from the Hebrew translation of the Jordan River. The first wine produced was, in 1984, Sauvignon Blanc. GOLAN takes its name from the Golan Heights, formed by remote volcanic eruptions. Its wines are produced to satisfy young consumption, attentive to quality. GAMLA wines take their name from an ancient city that went down in history for trying to block the Roman advance towards Jerusalem. HERMON wines owe their name to the mountain massif on the border between Israel, Syria, Lebanon, whose highest peak reaches 2,814 m. HERMON wines are complex and structured.
Vineyards Yarden Merlot is made from grapes harvested from certified sustainable vineyards located on the central and northern heights of the Golan. These areas have been producing high quality Merlot grapes for more than three decades.
Vinification Yarden Merlot is aged in small French oak barrels, of which about 40% are new, for 18 months.
Yarden Merlot is characterized by notes of ripe red and black fruits, along with hints of orange peel and fresh herbs. Yarden Merlot is full-bodied, rich.