Region: Yiron Vineyard, Upper Galilee
Style: Golden in color, this pleasant, well-balanced wine exhibits aromas of green apple, apricot, white peach, and grated lemon peel accompanied by characters of butter and toasted nuts. The wine displays a velvety texture and a long and agreeable finish.
Technical Data: Some 80% of the wine underwent cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks, while the remaining 20% fermented in new French oak barrels. The barrel-fermented wine aged on yeast lees for four months. The cold fermentation enabled the wine to preserve the variety’s fresh characters, while wood and yeast notes were developed in the barrelfermented
Harvest: The winter preceding the 2016 harvest began with a heavy snowstorm that provided the grapevines with most of the cold conditions they required. During the rest of the winter there was little precipitation. At the beginning of May, a rainstorm compensated for the lack of precipitation, enabling vine arousal in moist soil. For the remainder of the season, the weather was moderate, even cooler than average, without any extreme conditions.
The fruit ripened uniformly, and the harvest was of a very high quality.