This week I came across a wine from Golan Heights and I realised I’ve never tried a wine from Israël before. I thought this was a good excuse to buy a bottle!
Golan Heights Winery
The Golan Heights Winery was established in 1983 in Katzrin, iin the center of the Golan. This winery produces more than 5 million bottles a year. They produce a range of varieties and wine styles under four labels: Yarden, Gamla, Hermon and Golan.
The wines from the Golan Heights Winery come from Galilee, northern Israël. Galilee is considered to be the best area in Israel for growing wine grapes. The coolest temperatures can be found at the Golan Heights, where grapes of high quality are produced. The vineyards on volcanic soil are situated 400 to 1200 meters above sea level.
Mount Hermon White, 2018
The Mount Hermon White is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier and Semillon.
The wine has a bright pale yellow color.
When I opened the bottle, I immediately smelled aromas of blossom, lime and green apples. The wine also has pear, peach and melon aromas. It is a dry wine, it has a light to medium body and a pleasant acidity.
Ready to drink now, or within 2 of years of harvest.
We paired this wine with a tajine dish with eggplant, chickpeas, tomatoes, chili pepper and couscous.